Paleo Diet Friendly – Spaghetti Squash with Turkey and Vegetable Sauce

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My wife forced me to start the Paleo Diet a few weeks back.  I’m glad she did.  I’ve been losing weight and feeling better.  It is hard at times to stay on course, but it really has been well worth it.  I was searching for Paleo recipes and came across Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Meat Sauce on AllRecipes.com.  There are so many recipes on there that it was hard to choose one.  But when I saw this one, I started to crave spaghetti.  I used turkey instead of beef and it was delicious!  This is what I did:

 

 

Paleo Diet Friendly - Spaghetti Squash with Turkey and Vegetable Sauce
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Cuisine: Paleo Diet
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. dried basil, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pour water into a baking dish. Place squash halves with cut sides down in baking dish; roast for until tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. While squash is baking, cook and stir ground turkey, garlic, and onions in a skillet over medium-high heat until the turkey is evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Set turkey aside.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms, zucchini, green and red bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, oregano and thyme. Simmer over medium heat until vegetables are cooked through and tender, about 10 minutes. Add the ground turkey and onions; stir to combine. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, while you finish preparing spaghetti squash.
  5. Scrape the inside of hot spaghetti squash halves with a fork to shred the squash into strands; divide onto 8 plates. Drizzle each serving of spaghetti squash with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and top each serving with a generous amount of meat sauce.

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