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Spaghetti Squash & Tomato Basil Meat Sauce

 
Spaghetti Squash & Tomato Basil Meat Sauce
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $5 One serving costs about $5

$5.00 per serving

13 people like this recipe

13 likes

This recipe is ready in 75 minutes

Ready in 1 hour and 15 minutes

2 gluten-free,dairy-free,healthy,gluten free,dairy free,whole 30 sauce
spoonacular Score:94%

Spoonacular Score: 94%

 

Spaghetti Squash & Tomato Basil Meat Sauce might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 2 and costs $5.0 per serving. Watching your figure? This caveman, gluten free, dairy free, and primal recipe has 669 calories, 56g of protein, and 29g of fat per serving. 13 people were impressed by this recipe. If you have basil, ground beef, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the salt you could follow this main course with the Apple Turnovers Recipe as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 95%. This score is excellent. Try Spaghetti Squash with Tomato-Basil Sauce, Spaghetti Squash with Vegan Tomato Basil Cream Sauce, and Spaghetti Squash With Meat Sauce for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 tsp
1 tsp black pepper
black pepper
16 oz
16 oz canned tomatoes
canned tomatoes
some
some extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
0.25 Tbsps
0.25 Tbsps fresh basil
fresh basil
1 tsp
1 tsp fresh garlic powder
fresh garlic powder
1 lb
1 lb lean ground beef
lean ground beef
1 tsp
1 tsp onion powder
onion powder
some
some salt
salt
0.71
0.71  spaghetti squash
spaghetti squash
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp
black pepper
16 oz canned tomatoes
16 oz
canned tomatoes
some extra virgin olive oil
some
extra virgin olive oil
0.25 Tbsps fresh basil
0.25 Tbsps
fresh basil
1 tsp fresh garlic powder
1 tsp
fresh garlic powder
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp
onion powder
some salt
some
salt
0.71  spaghetti squash
0.71
spaghetti squash

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
baking sheet
baking sheet
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $5.00
Ingredient
1 teaspoon black pepper
16 ounces canned tomatoes
some extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh basil
1 teaspoon fresh garlic powder
1 pound lean ground beef
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 spaghetti squash
Price
$0.06
$0.97
$0.33
$0.10
$0.09
$5.13
$0.11
$3.20
$10.01

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • If you prefer lean meat but want to switch it up, try ground turkey, pork, or even bison!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
668 Calories
55g Protein
28g Total Fat
52g Carbs
65% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
668
33%

Fat
28g
44%

  Saturated Fat
7g
48%

Carbohydrates
52g
18%

  Sugar
23g
26%

Cholesterol
140mg
47%

Sodium
727mg
32%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
55g
112%

Vitamin B3
19mg
99%

Zinc
13mg
88%

Vitamin B6
1mg
88%

Vitamin B12
5µg
85%

Selenium
42µg
61%

Manganese
1mg
61%

Phosphorus
592mg
59%

Potassium
2018mg
58%

Iron
10mg
57%

Fiber
12g
49%

Vitamin E
6mg
41%

Copper
0.8mg
40%

Magnesium
158mg
40%

Vitamin B5
3mg
39%

Vitamin C
31mg
38%

Vitamin B2
0.58mg
34%

Vitamin K
32µg
31%

Vitamin B1
0.46mg
30%

Folate
101µg
25%

Vitamin A
1142IU
23%

Calcium
221mg
22%

Vitamin D
0.23µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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