Easy Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake

Hey friends!

I hope you’re adjusting the the time change.  I had a day or two of extra fatigue but we all seem to be catching on now.  It’s Wednesday, which usually means something food related.

Nearly every week, I’ve been picking up a spaghetti squash, acorn squash and butternut squash at Trader Joes, regardless of what I put on my meal plan.  I can’t say no!

Plus, I discovered that my 4 yo will eat roasted pumpkin seeds.  They are full of healthy fat, protein, zinc, potassium and many more nutrients. (Did you know if you roast them for 15-20 minutes at a lower heat (170 degrees or so) you can minimize damage of their healthy oils?)

So I’ve been experimenting and improvising a bit.  This squash bake was a way to use up leftovers last week: sauce and cheese from our pizza night and pork from our pulled pork dinner.

Easy Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake

You could easily substitute any meat (or beans) for protein and any variety of cheese.  It’s simple and versatile.

 

Easy Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake

by Mommy, Run Fast

Ingredients

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 – 1/2 c. tomato sauce (I mashed one small can of tomatoes in a small saucepan with 1/2 tsp each dried parsley, oregano and basil + a pinch of salt and honey)
  • 1-2 c. chopped pork, chicken, steak or black beans
  • enough cheese to cover all

Instructions

Roast or boil spaghetti squash and remove squash “noodles.” (This can be done in advance.)

Layer the bottom of a 8×8 pan with squash, tomatoes and pork. Sprinkle cheese over all.

Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly brown.

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29 thoughts on “Easy Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake

  1. i’m all about this! in fact, you have me craving it for breakfast. love spaghetti casserole, but this is way better and grain free!

  2. I substituted spaghetti squash for the mashed potatoes on top of shepherds pie this week…delicious!

  3. yum!! i like to do both in the kitchen…. i really like to read different recipes for the same thing and then come up with my own based on that!
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  4. Glad you posted this. I have a spaghetti squash staring me down!

    I’m totally a wing it cook… yea that looks like a cup. Sometimes works, not always. I’m too rushed to measure.

    FALL BACK is no longer “nice” in our house. I’ll take SPRING FORWARD any day!
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