Recipe: Low Carb Spaghetti With Ground Beef

Low Carb Spaghetti With Ground Beef

Spaghetti squash is a delicious, "real food" alternative to calorie-dense pasta. This versatile vegetable is cheap, easy to cook, and great for meal prep. Here is one of my favorite low carb, high protein recipes using spaghetti squash:

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef (85% or better)
  • Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend
  • Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend
  • 8 oz. sliced white mushrooms
  • 6 oz. spinach
  • 24 oz. pasta sauce (ideally low sugar and low sodium)
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Face up on a baking sheet, coat the spaghetti squash in olive oil (I like to use the spray) and season with Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb.
  4. Cook the spaghetti squash, face down, for 45 minutes-1 hour.
  5. Cook the ground beef in a skillet or pot on medium heat until browned.
  6. While cooking, lightly season the beef with Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy.
  7. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in olive oil on medium heat.
  8. After about 5 minutes, add spinach to the mushrooms and saute for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  9. When the ground beef is fully cooked, drain the oil, and add the pasta sauce and sauteed spinach and mushrooms.
  10. Let the spaghetti squash cool for approx. 5 minutes after fully cooked, and then use a spoon to scoop out the "spaghetti".

Macros*

Calories = 318

Fat = 12 g

Carbs = 17 g

Protein = 35 g

*Recipe makes approximately 6 servings.