Spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs and tomato-chickpea sauce

I had bought a spaghetti squash a few days ago, and finally got around to making it. I was not sure what to make with it, so I went with the "spaghetti" theme and made turkey meatballs and a tomato-chickpea sauce. Like real pasta only tons more fiber and quite delicious!

Ingredients:
Spaghetti squash

Sauce:
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 can diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, diced
italian seasonings
1 1/2 cups water/chicken stock

Meatballs:
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup bread crumbs
3 cloves garlic, diced
1/4 onion, grated
1/4 cup ketchup
1 egg
1/4 cup blue cheese/parmesan cheese


 Step 1: Bake the spaghetti squash face-down for 1 hour at 375 or microwave 10 minutes then bake for 30.
 Step 2: Mix all meaball ingredients in a bowl.
 Step 3: Cook the chickpeas for ~5 minutes. Then add the diced tomatoes, water and seasonings and simmer.


 Step 4: Roll the mix into meatballs and bake for ~10 minutes or until brown and cooked through. Then add to the simmering sauce.
 Step 5: When the squash cools, use a fork to pull the strands out.


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Budget Epicurean: Spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs and tomato-chickpea sauce

Monday, February 25, 2013

Spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs and tomato-chickpea sauce

I had bought a spaghetti squash a few days ago, and finally got around to making it. I was not sure what to make with it, so I went with the "spaghetti" theme and made turkey meatballs and a tomato-chickpea sauce. Like real pasta only tons more fiber and quite delicious!

Ingredients:
Spaghetti squash

Sauce:
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 can diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, diced
italian seasonings
1 1/2 cups water/chicken stock

Meatballs:
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup bread crumbs
3 cloves garlic, diced
1/4 onion, grated
1/4 cup ketchup
1 egg
1/4 cup blue cheese/parmesan cheese


 Step 1: Bake the spaghetti squash face-down for 1 hour at 375 or microwave 10 minutes then bake for 30.
 Step 2: Mix all meaball ingredients in a bowl.
 Step 3: Cook the chickpeas for ~5 minutes. Then add the diced tomatoes, water and seasonings and simmer.


 Step 4: Roll the mix into meatballs and bake for ~10 minutes or until brown and cooked through. Then add to the simmering sauce.
 Step 5: When the squash cools, use a fork to pull the strands out.


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1 Comments:

At October 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM , Blogger Brian Rutter said...

I really enjoyed this recipe! It's healthy, hearty and tastes great with blue cheese. Also, if you're looking to cut costs even more, the ketchup is completely unnecessary.

 

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