Hi, Jordan’s salty tooth talking (a thing?), and I am obsessed with Skinny Spaghetti Bolognese. So every Christmas Eve growing up, my mom would make the world’s yummiest spaghetti and meatballs. Even though we’d have a second Thanksgiving feast on Christmas day, I was always most excited about the night before. I’m part Italian, so don’t hate! To this day, I still crave spaghetti and meat sauce more than any other meal. In order to crush this craving, I came up with something I could enjoy on the reg.Ohhhhh yah. Make this amaze Skinny Spaghetti Bolognese by using the best. kitchen. stuff. ever:
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Spaghetti squash is a perfect alternative to high-carb grains. At 42 calories a cup, you could eat 4X the amount of spaghetti and have a very similar calorie count. Oh, but spaghetti squash would still have less. Did I mention that it tastes like plain pasta with a little bit of butter? The only difference is the texture. Turkey is also a great alternative to beef. It’s lower in fat content and calories!
- 1 cup cooked spaghetti squash (42 calories)
- 1/4 cup ground turkey (75 calories)
- 1/2 cup marinara/bolognese sauce of choice (approximately 40/ 50 calories, depending)
- 1/2 cup fat-free Mozzarella cheese (80 calories)
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Additional seasonings of choice, such as onion powder, garlic powder, dried basil, oregano leaves, etc.
- An alternative to making your own homemade sauce is purchasing Trader Joe's "Just Sauce" Turkey Bolognese in the frozen section, which I am in total love with (120 calories per 1/2 cup).
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Cook spaghetti squash (which will take time, so prepare ahead). Heat oven to 375F and cook whole for about an hour (after stabbing about 8 - 10 wholes in it with a knife), or cut in half and cook for about 30 minutes. Continue to check on it to avoid burns. For a longer description, refer here!
- Cook turkey in pan over medium/high heat until no longer red, chopping up into tiny pieces with a spatula as it cooks. Drain juices and add in marinara sauce. Allow to simmer for 5 - 10 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and other spices to taste.
- Pour 1 cup of spaghetti squash into an individual-sized, oven-safe dish. Otherwise, do as I do and make your own with nonstick foil: wrap foil around the base of a mason jar, squeezing it tight so that it forms a round, individual-sized baking "dish." Remove mason jar and use foil for baking.
- Add turkey sauce on top of spaghetti. Mix through if desired. I did not.
- Add Mozzarella on top of sauce.
- Bake for about 7 - 10 minutes, or until cheese is nice and browned.