Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce Recipe Video

A simple recipe for spaghetti using spaghetti Squash is a delicious and low calorie dish for kids.


Preparation Time15 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageServings2
Main Ingredient, Interest Group


 Spaghetti squash4 Pound, halved stem to blossom end, seeded (1 Large Sized)
 90% lean ground beef1 Pound
 Minced peeled garlic1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Food You Feel Good About)
 Mirepoix8 Ounce, cut and cleaned (1 Package, Food You Feel Good About)
 Chicken stock1 Cup (16 tbs) (Food You Feel Good About, Culinary Stock)
 Bolognese sauce16 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Jar, Italian Classics)
 Organic milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped fresh basil1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Grated pecorino romano cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Italian Classics, Cheese Shop)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 921 Calories from Fat 152

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.8%

Saturated Fat 5.5 g27.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 29.2 mg

Sodium 3448.7 mg143.7%

Total Carbohydrates 131 g43.6%

Dietary Fiber 21 g83.9%

Sugars 24.2 g

Protein 73 g146.8%

Vitamin A 330.4% Vitamin C 79.1%

Calcium 61.6% Iron 29.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Place squash, skin side up (one half at a time), on microwave-safe dish; cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH 10-12 min, until tender. Let rest covered 10-15 min, until cool enough to handle; carefully remove plastic wrap to avoid steam.

2. Run tines of fork lengthwise over cut surface of squash to loosen spaghetti-like strands; scoop out strands. Set aside and keep warm.

3. Brown beef in large skillet on MEDIUM 2-3 min, stirring occasionally; drain well.

4. Add garlic and mirepoix; cook, stirring, 3-4 min. Add broth; heat to simmering. Add Bolognese sauce; simmer 10 min. Add milk; simmer 5 min. Season to taste with basil, salt, and pepper. Serve sauce over squash; top with grated cheese.

Editors Review

A simple spaghetti squash recipe that even kids can prepare. All you need is a squash and your favorite readymade marinara sauce to go with it. This is a good recipe to assign to your kids when they are learning to cook.