Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs is such a fun and yummy meal to cook for kids–and for grownups too! You won’t believe how super easy spaghetti squash is to cook and you’ll love that it is nutritious also. Once you learn how to cook spaghetti squash you’ll be adding it to all sorts of recipes.
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Just like the name implies spaghetti squash, once cooked, resembles strands of spaghetti pasta. All you have to do is use a fork to fluff it up out of its shell. Our kids LOVE helping us make spaghetti squash for dinner. Plan on 1 large spaghetti squash serving 4-6 people with this recipe. The flavor is mild enough that you can use it almost anywhere you’d use spaghetti or angel hair pasta. Try it with a creamy alfredo sauce or pesto. Mmmmmmm!
Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 27 oz can spaghetti sauce
- 1 32 oz bag of frozen Italian style meatballs prepared according to package instructions (or you can make your own)
- basil, for garnish (optional)
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds and fleshy inner material. Wrap in foil and place on center rack in oven. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove foil and using hot pads to protect your hands from heat (or allow to cool first) use a fork to scrape and fluff up the inner spaghetti strands. Scoop out into a serving bowl.
How to Assemble for Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs
Place 1-2 scoops of spaghetti squash into center of plate. Top with a ladle of cooked spaghetti sauce and top with prepared meatballs. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with basil, if desired.