Sunday night dinner…isn’t that supposed to be something that is hearty, homemade, and oh yea – healthy? Well if the answer is yes, then we succeeded…and I have to admit, it was with flying colors. A+ to this meal!!! (Have I toooted my own horn enough now?)
I will say, there was a lot going on in the kitchen on Sunday night, R and I were preping the egg bake, the avocado chicken salad and making each item for our dinner – but 2 hours in the kitchen was most definitely worth it.
Spaghetti Squash w/ homemade turkey meatballs and sauce
– 1 Large Spaghetti Squash
Cut the squash in half, length wise and scoop out all the yucky stuff (slimy guts and seeds). Place on baking sheet face up and place in the oven at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes. (You should be able to pierce the squash easily with a fork when it is done) Once cooked, carefully remove all of the “meat” from the squash using a fork (and an over mitt or tongs if it is still hot).
– 1 lb of ground turkey
– 1 cup red onion (chopped)
– 1/2 cup green onion (chopped)
– 1 cup carrot (chopped)
– 1/2 cashews (finely chopped to a powder like consistency)
– 1 egg
Mix all ingredients, form into 3-4 inch balls and place into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees (I put these in the oven with the squash so they would be done around the same time.) Once they are done, I removed them and added them to the sauce while the spaghetti squash finished cooking.
– 2 cans of diced tomatoes
– 1/2 onion (chopped)
– 3 to 4 tablespoons of garlic
– Olive Oil
– Salt/Pepper to taste
Heat a large sauce pot on medium heat with olive oil coating the bottom of the pan, add the garlic and onions (stirring continuously so that the garlic doesn’t burn), once the onions are translucent add the tomatoes and let them cook down for about 20 minutes, or until the meatballs are done. When the meatballs are done, remove them from the pan and add them to the sauce, carefully mixing them so that they are covered. After you have shredded the spaghetti squash – you can add that to the pot as well and mix.
You will NOT be disappointed with this…I promise.