Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Beef and Veggies

The husband and I are still trying to follow the Paleo diet.  It was hard when we had no lights, no fridge and no stove and the only thing open in the area were fast food restaurants.  But we got thru that week and we are slowly getting back into the Paleo rhythm.  The husband was doing so well on it - losing weight, feeling good!  I have to admit, I felt pretty good too!

So in my quest to find new paleo-friendly recipes, I came across this one on  The original recipe (which is posted below) is not Paleo friendly since it has cheese and salt.  So if that is a concern for you, feel free to omit those things!

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Beef and Veggies
Recipe from
1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
1lb ground beef
1/2 C diced green pepper
1/2 C diced red pepper
1/4 C diced red onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried basil
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2 1/4 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place squash on a baking sheet, and bake 40 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, cool, and shred pulp with a fork.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F . Lightly grease a casserole dish.
  4. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown. Drain, and mix in the green pepper, red pepper, red onion, and garlic. Continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
  5. Mix the shredded squash and tomatoes into the skillet, and season with oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through. Remove skillet from heat, and mix in 2 cups cheese until melted. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
  6. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, and continue baking 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.


  1. I've only tried spaghetti squash once and you just reminded me that I liked it. Must do it again, and this recipe looks divine.

  2. What a great recipe. I love spaghetti squash, too!

  3. We grew spaghetti squash last year and I had no idea how to make it delicious. This looks great!

  4. I've never had spaghetti squash but I would love to try it.

  5. I would love this - casseroles are my favorite type of food


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