Lunch: Spaghetti Squash w Meatballs, Sauce and Garlic Bread

3 years ago

I was going to my boyfriends uncles house this weekend, with his mother and him to visit. I knew his mother was making homemade sauce and meatballs and since I didnt want to tote along a measuring cup (because I visually cant judge what a cup of pasta looks like), I decided to bring spaghetti squash to share with everyone. I like bringing healthier alternatives to the table, regardless of where I am, and this was a perfect opportunity.

I had baked my spaghetti squash (seasoned with salt and pepper) the afternoon prior, shredded it and put it into the refrigerator. I was quite pleased with how my spaghetti squash turned out because the last few I have made came out very wet. This one was perfect and reminiscent of al dente pasta. The squash itself tastes like squash, but it does adapt to the flavors its paired with and due to its spaghetti like characteristics it makes for easy twirling on a fork.

At my boyfriends uncles we ended up having a late lunch. I had a helping of spaghetti squash, a ladle of homemade sauce and one meatball. I also had a small helping of garlic bread. It was a perfect meal delicious, satisfying and I honestly didnt miss the pasta. And to think I was a little afraid of trying spaghetti squash with pasta sauce now Im a huge fan. So much of a fan I had spaghetti squash with pasta sauce for lunch the next day!

Do you like incorporating spaghetti squash into meals?

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