Baked Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

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1 large spaghetti squash
prepared or homemade pasta sauce
grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.  Brush with olive oil.  Place on a baking sheet, cut side down and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender when poked with a fork.  Cool slightly on the baking sheet.
  3. Using a fork, scrape the squash strands onto plates, top with meatballs and sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and basil.


1 lb ground beef or 1 lb mix of ground beef and ground pork
1 egg
1/4 cup onion, minced
1 large clove garlic,  minced
1 teaspoon Italian herbs
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 400°F. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Roll into small balls with your hands.

Place the meatballs in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish and bake about 20-25 minutes. Drain excess fat and use as desired.