Stupid Easy Paleo Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs
When I saw this recipe I immediately wanted to make it. It was a combination of the words meatballs, and stupid easy that compelled me to try it.
Meat balls are always one of those things I end up avoiding because many recipes call for bread crumbs in the ingredients , or spices containing gluten. Sometimes I find it easier to avoid eating altogether rather than to bother asking for the ingredients. When you make it at home, then you have control over what's in it.
The other neat adventure was trying spaghetti squash in a slow cooker for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised how well it turned out.
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- One medium spaghetti squash.
- One pound of ground Italian sausage.
- One can of tomatoe sause, (author used a 14 ounce can).
- 2 tbsp of hot pepper relish (optional).
- 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, whole.
- 2 tbsp of olive oil.
- Italian seasoning (Oregano, Basil, Thyme) to taste, I used about 2 tsp
- Make sure you use a large 6 quart slow cooker for this recipe.
- Dump your tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic, hot pepper relish and Italian seasoning into your slow cooker and stir well.
- Cut your squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
- Place your 2 squash halves face down into your slow cooker.
- Roll your ground sausage into meatballs, then fit as many as you can in the sauce around the squash. I was able to work in about a half pound worth.
- Cook on High for 3 hours or cook on low for 5 hours.
- Use a large fork to pull the “spaghetti” out of your squash, then top with your meatballs and sauce.
- Garnish with parsley if you feel fancy, and enjoy!