Healthy Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
Snow is starting to fall here in West Michigan. As winter looms, it can be tempting to go into a state of hibernation—shutting yourself away in your warm, cozy house and taking comfort in a variety of rich, not-so-great-for-you foods. What if we told you there’s a way to enjoy a hearty classic pasta dish with a fraction of the carbs and calories? If that sounds too good to be true, you need to try our healthy spaghetti squash Bolognese recipe.
Spaghetti squash has gained popularity in recent years as low-carb diets have become all the rage. Once the squash is cooked, its meat can be scraped out in long strands that are reminiscent of spaghetti noodles. These squash “noodles” can be paired with a variety of sauces and are great for getting your pasta fix without sabotaging your diet. One cup of spaghetti squash contains just 10 grams of carbohydrates, compared to 43 grams in a serving of actual spaghetti.
If you’re looking for a nutritious, delicious meal, look no further than our spaghetti squash Bolognese. The squash itself will take about an hour and twenty minutes to cook, but this should give you more than enough time to prepare the sauce. You can even cook the squash ahead of time. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days, making it even easier to throw a meal together on a weeknight. Whip up a batch of our Bolognese in about a half hour, and your whole family can enjoy the perfect fall/winter comfort food with none of the guilt.