Why spaghetti squash? It is in season right now.....wooohooo!!! I love incorporating spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta in many dishes when feeding my boys. It is naturualy sweet and if incorporated early enough in your kiddos diet they will not feel as if they are missing out on pasta. This is a low calorie meal full of so many health benefits. Feel free to add veggies or any of your kids personal touches to this recipe. The sauce I used, pictured below, is gluten free, has no preservatives, and has no added sugars. You can get really healthy here. This is not an expensive meal so getting a good sauce is worth it. Also....kids love scooping out the seeds once you've cut the squash length wise. Let them make a bit of a mess and have fun during each cooking experience with them. Enjoy! Download this recipe below :-)
- Includes Ground Turkey, Speghetti Sauce, and Spaghetti Squash in total only.
COOK TIME 45 minutes
- Serving Size 1.5cups Spaghetti Squash, 4oz Ground Turkey, 1 cup Spaghetti Sauce
- Sauces vary and can change calorie count
- You can portion this as needed to meet your kiddos needs and appetite.
✅ 1lb Ground Turkey Meat
✅ Healthy Jar of Spaghetti Sauce (24oz) -
gluten free, low sugar, organic, and
low sodium are some solid choices.
✅ Spaghetti Squash (organic, large, and
bright yellow preferred)
✅ Salt (to your preference)
✅ Garlic Powder (to your preference)
✅ 1/2 Cup of Water
- Turn oven to 400F.
- Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.
- Scoop the seeds out.
- Place squash cut side down in a baking dish.
- Add water and cover with foil or lid.
- Place squash in the oven & set timer. Cook for 45mins or until desired softness.
- Place ground turkey meat in a skillet and cook till done. (Season to preference)
- Drain if desired.
- Add jar of spaghetti sauce to cooked meat.
- Cover skillet and turn heat to simmer/low till spaghetti squash is ready.
- Use a regular size fork to remove spaghetti-like strands.
- Place squash in your kids dish along with ground turkey spaghetti sauce mixture on top.