Spaghetti Squash Turkey Bolognese Recipe

So, if you've been following along on my Snapchat (traineredith) and Facebook you would have seen me having fun in the kitchen making spaghetti squash bolognese a few days ago. I said on the video I'd post the recipe to this blog -- and then I didn't. But now I am. Now, I'm by no means a great cook. I don't even really like spending a lot of time in the kitchen. What I usually cook is simple and to the point, and always something healthy that fits into my fitness model way of eating. I'm also not very good at following recipes. I just do my own thing and make things up; like this one. Here's the vid:


  • spaghetti squash
  • 500 g of lean ground turkey or other preferred protein
  • 1/2 and onion
  • 2 tbl olive oil
  • garlic
  • red bell pepper
  • seasoning
[caption id="attachment_1098" align="alignleft" width="452"]What we're working with What we're working with. Ignore the eggs, I didn't use them.[/caption]


1. Pre-heat oven to 350F

2. Cut spaghetti squash in half and brush with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Pierce grind with fork a few times (so it doesn't explode!) and put cut side down on baking sheet. Bake for 30 mins, or until soft and cooked. I ate 1 cup.

 3. Meanwhile, dice onions, garlic and red bell pepper. Sautee.

 4. When onions are brown, add 500g of minced lean turkey (makes 4 servings) and cook through. Water will be released from the meat and I like to drain this off. Season to taste (I added a bit of salt and chili powder.)

 5. Add 3 to 5 tablespoons of tomato pasta sauce. You can make your own or choose a ready-made one that is bottled in a glass jar -- just watch the ingredients. Avoid ones with added sugar and other nasty things.

 6. When oven goes off, handle the hot squash with care and scrape the flesh with a fork to form noodles.

 7. Steam some veggies for a side. I did french beans and seasoned with Mrs. Dash original.

 8. Top the squash noodles with meat sauce and bob's your uncle!

 So I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. I only remembered when I was half-way through! 

[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignleft" width="472"]I was just so eager to eat it. I was just so eager to eat it.[/caption]                   If you're following my guidelines set out in my book, The Fitness Model Diet Guide, and you're tracking your calories and macros, here's the data. You might get something slightly different depending on brands and quantities you use. Calories: 432 Carbs: 36 Protein: 26 Fats: 23 Bon appétit!  

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