Meat Sauce with Spaghetti Squash

This healthy, grass-fed meat sauce is packed with nourishing ingredients, and delivers on all the traditional flavors too. I paired it with frozen spaghetti squash for more veggies, but you can pair it with pasta or rice as well. It has a bit of a spicy kick, but tastes amazing without it as well. 

Meat Sauce with Spaghetti Squash



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  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef

  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1-15 oz can San Marzano or fire-roasted tomatoes (blended) OR tomato sauce

  • 1-6 oz can tomato paste

  • 1 c water or beef broth

  • 1 tsp dried parsley, to taste

  • 1 tsp dried basil, to taste

  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes, to taste

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste

  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 1 small bag frozen spaghetti squash (prepare according to instructions on the bag)


  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, add the beef and chopped onions, and brown. Drain excess grease. 

  • Add blended tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, spices, and coconut sugar to the skillet. Stir well to combine, and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve sauce over spaghetti squash, and enjoy!

    Hi, I'm Gabriela

    I am a recipe creator and food blogger, have been a registered nurse for two decades, and will soon be an integrative and functional dietitian nutritionist. 

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