Rating: 4.8 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I adapted this recipe from one that I tried from this site. This is a great dairy-free and gluten-free recipe. My husband did put Parmesan cheese on his portions as cheese does not bother him.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish and squash lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Place squash, cut-side down, in the baking dish.

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  • Bake squash in the preheated oven until easily pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool until easily handled.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain. Stir in both cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, spinach, applesauce, red bell pepper, tomato paste, garlic salt, basil, oregano, and black pepper; mix well. Remove from heat.

  • Use a fork to scrape insides of squash into spaghetti strands. Lightly grease baking dish again and place squash strands on the bottom. Pour the beef mixture over the squash. Pour beaten eggs on top and mix well to combine.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until firm and golden on top, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

To add more heat, try the Ro-Tel(R) tomatoes and chiles that are hot, or add a chopped up jalapeno pepper to the onions and meat when cooking.

If you feel that the meat sauce is too watery, you may need to drain some of the liquid off before mixing with the squash.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 10.6g; fat 8.3g; cholesterol 83.2mg; sodium 492.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2017
Spaghetti squash "pie" really satisfies the desire for a casserole without the carbs of noodles found in most old-style casseroles. I made this recipe for dinner and I wanted to make it more of a Tex-Mex flavor so I used 2 cans original Ro-Tel and 1 and 1/2 tsp ground cumin in lieu of the basil and oregano. This had a good flavor but I think both cans of Ro-Tel should be drained as I had some liquid in the bottom of the finished dish. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2017
Spaghetti squash "pie" really satisfies the desire for a casserole without the carbs of noodles found in most old-style casseroles. I made this recipe for dinner and I wanted to make it more of a Tex-Mex flavor so I used 2 cans original Ro-Tel and 1 and 1/2 tsp ground cumin in lieu of the basil and oregano. This had a good flavor but I think both cans of Ro-Tel should be drained as I had some liquid in the bottom of the finished dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2018
The sauce is delicious! I modified it a bit - using a big jar of diced tomatoes and a small can of diced chiles. I also used half a pound of ground elk and that was plenty. ****ALSO**** the squash should be cut width wise!! Not lengthwise - you’re cutting every strand in half so you don’t get the nice long spaghetti-like strands. Width wise is easier than cutting it along the length. I’ve seen so many recipes like this. Anyway, the sauce is great and would be delicious on regular pasta too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
I will definitely be making this again. Super easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
This was delicious. I added some sharp cheddar on top. Everyone in the family loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2016
I modified using chicken tenders and roasted red peppers instead of turkey and diced tomatoes and tomato paste because it's what I had on hand and it turned out very well! I also served it with a gluten free dinner roll and garlic roasted green beans. YUM!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2019
This is real tasty and easy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2019
Well sort of made it. No tomatoes no peppers just spaghetti squash onions spinach cheese eggs sour cream and cooked ground beef and turkey mix. Turned out great and tasted fantastic!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2020
My only complaint is that I’d rather it have two eggs. Three was a bit much. I had a small squash and liked it better. Usually I don’t like spaghetti squash and this was a smaller proportion to the other ingredients. I used fresh garden tomatoes and a can of chilies. Could have used two cans, there wasn’t any kick to it. Read More