Healthy Goulash

We are knee deep in Little League right now which means meals have to be either 1.) super fast and easy or 2.) something that can sit in the oven for a bit so we can get homework done while supper is cooking.

This healthy goulash is a little of both.  The spaghetti squash takes about 45 minutes to cook (so you have time to help your kids with homework, do laundry, etc) and it’s one skillet (easy clean up).

Healthy Goulash

1 medium spaghetti squash – cut through the length and seeds removed
1 25 oz jar of tomato sauce – PLEASE read the ingredients.  You’re looking for simple ingredients and NO ADDED SUGAR!
1 lb lean ground beef, or turkey
2 c spinach
1 c sliced mushrooms
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground black pepper

Preheat your oven to 400
Place spaghetti squash, ‘meat down’, on a cookie sheet
Place in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until the spaghetti squash is tender
15 minutes before the spaghetti squash is done warm your skillet on medium heat
Add 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil and brown the meat
Drain any fat and place the browned meat in a bowl and set aside
Add the last tsp of extra virgin olive oil and add your mushrooms and spinach, along with sea salt and pepper.  (You can add any veggies you would like here)
Saute for about 7 minutes, then add the meat back in, and pour 3/4 jar of spaghetti sauce in.  Mix well and heat through
Meanwhile, remove spaghetti squash from the oven and carefully turn the squash over
With a fork scrape the squash for your noodles
Place 3/4 c of spaghetti squash on your plate and top with 3/4 c of the sauce mixture


Feeds a family of 4



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