I’ll be honest, I am really not a big fan of spaghetti. Pasta has never been my thing. I have however, been trying to find ways to make recipes similar to the ones my kids have always loved, so I knew I would have to figure out a low carb keto baked spaghetti recipe that they would love. Before I made this my kids had never eaten spaghetti squash, and I think I had only eaten it once before. None of us were sure of what to expect, but thankfully we were all very impressed (yes, even me the anti-spaghetti mom).
You could probably cut the sugar on this by making your own pasta sauce, but I just don’t have time for that. We have been so busy lately that I had to settle for Wild Oats Organic Tomato and Basil pasta sauce (that variety has the fewest carbs, so be sure to look for that one). I think this is a great way to trick kids and dads into eating veggies when the honestly believe they hate them. My husband grew up thinking the only veggies were corn and potatoes so he takes some serious convincing. Fortunately for me a co-worker told him the day before I made this how awesome spaghetti squash is so he wanted to try it (no, in case you’re wondering, I did not put the co-worker up to it).
- 1 lb Ground Beef (cooked & drained)
- 4 cups Spaghetti Squash (cooked)
- 1 container Wild Oats Organic Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
- 1 1/2 cups Frigo Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- 3 1/2 cups Low Moisture Part-skim Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 tsp Wild Oats Organic Chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Oregano
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Large Egg
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Slice spaghetti squash in half and cook in the microwave for 5-10 minutes (until you can easily scrape everything out.
- After you scrape the insides out, remove seeds and cook for another 5-10 minutes
- In a bowl combine egg, oregano, chili powder, and garlic. Whisk until well blended.
- Place ground beef in the bowl and fold in the egg mixture
- Roll ground beef into meatballs and cook in a large frying pan for 3-5 minutes per side
- Place pasta sauce in a small pot and heat
- Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with Coconut Oil and coat well
- Spread spaghetti squash on the bottom of the pan then spread meatballs out evenly (I made about 20 small meatballs).
- Cover with Parmesan cheese then heated pasta sauce and top with mozzarella cheese
- Bake for 30 minutes
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 467 Total Fat: 32g Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 38g
Nutrition Information for Low Carb Keto Baked Spaghetti :
This is for 1 serving (about 1 cup)
Total Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 10g Dietary Fiber = 3g Net Carbs= 7g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars: 5g (all from natural sources)
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