Paleo Spaghetti and Meatballs

25 Jan


Paleo Spaghetti and Meatballs

Paleo friendly version of everyone’s favorite!


Medium Spaghetti Squash
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground veal
1 egg beaten
1 T Herbs de Provence
1 t Garlic Powder
1 T Salt
1/8 t Pepper

Tomato Sauce:
1 Medium Onion
1 Carrot
1 to 2 Garlic cloves
28 oz can Crushed Tomatoes
1/2 t Dried Basil
Salt and Pepper


1. Pre-Heat Oven to 400 F

2. Cut Squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon. Rub the surface with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place directly on the oven rack and back for 45 Minutes, or until tender. Once tender remove and use a fork to scrape out the squash into a bowl. Add a drizzle of EVOO and season with salt and pepper.

3. While the Squash is in the oven, make the tomato sauce. Peel and roughly chop the onion, carrot, and garlic. With the blade spinning on your food processor drop the garlic in the top and let it chop up. Open the lid, add the onion, and turn the machine on. While running again, add the carrot until you achieve a fairly fine consistency. Scrape the sides of the bowl once and pulse the blade a few time to make sure you have an even consistency. In a medium pot add one tablespoon of EVOO and add the vegetable mixture once the oil is hot. Cook over medium heat till the mixture just starts to soften. Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover. Let simmer 15-20 Minutes, adjust the seasoning and serve.

4. Once the sauce is simmering, combine all the ingredients for the meatballs into a bowl and gently mix with your hands, being careful not to over mix. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a metal rack on top to keep the meatballs off the surface of the sheet. Form the meat mixture into 8-10 fairly good size meatballs and place in the oven. Cook until done, when the internal temperature reaches around 155-160 F.

5. To assemble: Spoon some Squash onto a plate, top with a few meatballs, and finish it off with some sauce. I’m certain you won’t even miss the pasta you are used to in this dish!

1 Comment

Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Recipes


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One response to “Paleo Spaghetti and Meatballs

  1. noemiamber

    January 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I’ve made this recipe several times–I love it! It’s also great with almond-crusted chicken.


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