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October 2018

TWICE BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH RAGU SAUCE

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TWICE BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH RAGU SAUCE

  • What You’ll Need:
  •  1 medium size spaghetti squash
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 1lb ground turkey or a equal parts ground pork and lean ground beef
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • Crushed Tomatoes (buy San Marzano, Mutti, Molisana etc)
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • Mozzarella cut into slices

Method:

  1. SQUASH
    1. Heat oven to 400F
    2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, scoop out the seeds, season with S&P
    3. On tin foil lined baking sheet, place the squash on the sheet, inside facing down, bake for 20 mins or until insides pull gently from the sides with fork
  2. RAGU
    1. In a medium size pot, slice and sautée in olive oil, garlic, onion, celery, S&P for 5-8mins until onions are translucent. If you have wine put 1/4 cup of it in at this stage
    2. Brown the meat on all sides 5-8 mins
    3. Add the tomato paste until it is a deeper color of red, then add the strained tomatoes and fresh basil
    4. Simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 mins, stir every once and awhile
  3. ASSEMBLY
    1. Switch the oven to Hi -Broil
    2. Pour the meat ragu into the centers of the spaghetti squash & layer mozzarella on top
    3. Put in the oven for 2 mins! Don’t burn!