Spaghetti Squash Bolognese (Paleo)

I have been dreaming of this savory dish for days! Finally!! I had some time to make it again (a familiar dinner offered in my household), and I realized I should share this with you! A gluten-free, paleo dinner that will win over the tummies of anyone willing to take just one bite.

I will tell you that my son isn’t keen on trying new things, especially vegetables… so I usually make him gluten free pasta with this dish.  Oh, and I did serve it with asparagus (which he will eat if he doesn’t have to eat spaghetti squash).

I know many people are intimidated by those big ol’ spaghetti squashes in the market… so I took some pictures to help you through the process 😉 It’s very simple- I promise.

First, let Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

IMG_4892Cut the squash in half lengthwise with BIG LONG knife, not serrated is easiest to maneuver. Remove the seeds, add salt and pepper to season. Now, pour water into a baking dish. With cut sides down in baking dish; bake until tender, 30-40 minutes.

IMG_4894 Let it cool until you can touch. Then scrape pulp out with a fork and place in a bowl

IMG_4921While squash is baking, In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the coconut oil.  Sautée the onions, carrots, and celery until they become translucent.  Slightly salt and then add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.

SpagBolAdd the ground over medium-high heat until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.

Once the meat is browned, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, wine, coconut milk and all seasonings.

Simmer for 20-30 minutes on medium to low heat or until the sauce is well combined.

Add more sea salt and black pepper to taste before removing the sauce from the heat.

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Serve over spaghetti squash noodles.

IMG_4927Here is another option: in your slowcooker- see printable recipe for instructions.

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese (Paleo)
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Ingredients
  1. 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  2. 1 lb grass-fed beef
  3. 1 lb bison (or other meat of choice)
  4. 1 small sweet onion, diced
  5. 2 celery stalks, chopped
  6. 2 small carrots, chopped
  7. 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  8. 1/2 cup red or white wine (optional, but great!)
  9. 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  10. 1 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes
  11. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  12. 1/2 cup of coconut milk (full fat)
  13. 1 Tbsp nutmeg
  14. 2 Tbsp dried thyme
  15. 2 Tbsp dried basil
  16. 2 Tbsp dried oregano (optional in my opinion)
  17. 1 bay leaf
Instructions
  1. 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. 2) Pour water into a baking dish. Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and add salt and pepper to season. With cut sides down in baking dish; bake until tender, 30-40 minutes. (Let it cool until you can touch. Then scrape pulp out with a fork and place in a bowl)
  3. 3) While squash is baking, In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the coconut oil. Sautée the onions, carrots, and celery until they become translucent. Slightly salt and then add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. 4) Add the ground over medium-high heat until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  5. 5) Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, wine, coconut milk and all seasonings.
  6. 6) Simmer for 20-30 minutes on medium to low heat or until the sauce is well combined.
  7. 7) Add more sea salt and black pepper to taste before removing the sauce from the heat.
  8. 8) Serve over spaghetti squash noodles.
You can use the slow cooker for this recipe
  1. -After step 3, add the beef to pan and cook until medium rare.
  2. -Pour in meat and veggie mix into crockpot/slow cooker.
  3. -Add in tomato sauce, tomato paste, wine, coconut milk and all seasonings.
  4. Simmer on LOW setting for 4-6 hours.
Tiffany Dalton Nutrition Solutions https://www.tiffanydalton.net/

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