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Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese - grain-free "pasta" with meat sauce for a low-carb, healthy keto dinner recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: beef, gluten free, low-carb, paleo, primal
Servings: 4 to 6
Author: Julia
For the Spaghetti Squash:
Roast the Spaghetti Squash:
  1. Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F. Cut the tip and tail off the spaghetti squash and use a metal spoon to scoop out the seeds and innards.

  2. Drizzle the flesh with algae oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Place squash on a baking sheet cut-side down, and roast 45 to 50 minutes, or until very tender. Remove from oven and allow squash to cool enough to handle.

  3. Use a fork to release the spaghetti squash strands and transfer to 2 to 4 bowls.

Prepare the Bolognese:
  1. While the squash is roasting, make the bolognese.

  2. Heat the algae oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and herbs (oregano through cayenne) and continue sautéing another 3 minutes.

  3. Scoot the onions off to the side and add the ground beef. Allow the beef to brown without touching it for 3 minutes. Flip and continue browning another 3 minutes. Use a spatula to chop up the meat and stir everything together. Don’t cook the meat all the way through just yet.

  4. Add the sea salt, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and pure maple syrup (if using) and stir well. Bring sauce to a full boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook sauce at a gentle bubble, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes (up to 1 hour).

  5. Taste sauce for flavor and add more sea salt to taste.

  6. Serve over spaghetti squash with fresh basil.

Recipe Notes

*Roast 2 spaghetti squashes if you're serving more than 4 people.