Originally posted 2016-01-14 12:00:16.
We all know spaghetti squash is supposed to be super good for you, but the last time I made it people were literally gagging over the taste!l I made it like I would have spaghetti, it was bad. I saw this recipe and the lady said her kids loved it, honestly I thought I could sneak it in there maybe and they wouldn’t even notice that there was squash in it! So I gave it a shot, I didn’t make mine the way she made hers, so I’ll link you hers and then I’ll tell you mine!
Original recipe: Primal Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
- 1 med spaghetti squash
- home made spaghetti sauce (extra veggies)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of mozzarella
- 25 or so pepperoni
You have to roast the spaghetti squash first, so that you just cut in half, place face down on a cookie sheet and pop in the oven at 300 until it’s fully cooked. You can poke a fork in it and it comes right out, no sticking. Scoop the seeds and then using a fork, scrape the inside of the squash gently and it will come out looking like spaghetti noodles, which I think it really neat!
You can prepare your sauce while that is roasting if you’re good at multitasking, so I put in the usual – ground beef, peppers, mushrooms, onions, garlic and spaghetti sauce from a jar.
Now things start to go awry here because I *again* didn’t read all the way through. I thought I knew what it was going to say. So I mixed my sauce, the squash and a couple eggs all together and through it all into a 9×13″ pan, then I went back to instructions and baked it at 375F for 30 mins until the sauce was set and no longer runny.
Added the mozzarella to the top, tossed the pepperoni on there and broiled until it was all nice and bubbly. Then I gave it to my kids who I thought for sure would hand it back, but they didn’t! They each ate two bowls! I had to tell them stop because their dad was at work and they were fixing to eat his portion! Then he came home later, AND ATE ALL HIS TOO!! I was so shocked and happy to find a recipe with good stuff, that they hate, in it that they will eat!
Here’s the kicker, when meal planning this week, they requested this meal!
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