Spaghetti (Squash) Pie ~ GF, Low-Carb

Spaghetti Pie is one of those meals that sounds less appealing than it actually is.  Every time I hear it, I picture a big pie plate full of noodles!  While I never had it growing up, it is a comfort food that many people love.  Normally, it’s made with carb-heavy spaghetti noodles, topped with cheese and spaghetti sauce. I wanted to make this favourite but cut back on those calories and carbs – insert spaghetti squash!

This revamped recipe has about 80% less carbs and 40% less calories than the traditional recipe, but it packs just as much spaghetti flavour!Spaghetti Squash Pie - gluten-free low-carb - www.thehappyhealthfreak.com

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Serves 8

2 cups spaghetti squash, cooked el dente (about 454g)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 lb grass-fed beef
1 cup organic, low-sugar marinara sauce
2 cups spinach, chopped fine
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp Italian spice
S&P
3 oz cheese, shredded (I used Kerrygold Blarney Castle)

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix cooked squash with eggs, 1 Tbsp Italian spices and 1 clove of minced garlic. Grease a 9 inch springform pan or baking dish.  Press into pan for the crust.Spaghetti Squash Pie - CrustIn a large frying pan, brown beef, drain excess fat. Add spinach, onion, peppers, marinara sauce, 1 Tbsp Italian spice, 1 clove of minced garlic and S&P.  Continue cooking for 5-7 minutes until the beef is cooked all the way through, remove from heat and allow to cool for 10-15 mins.Spaghetti Squash Pie - Beef FillingIn a medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese with 1 Tbsp Italian spices and 1 clove of minced garlic. Smooth this over the spaghetti squash crust.Spaghetti Squash Pie - RicottaAdd the beef mixture on top of the ricotta cheese. Bake for 30 mins.Spaghetti Squash PieRemove dish and sprinkle with cheese; bake again for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.Spaghetti Squash Pie 2

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Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing.  Enjoy!Spaghetti Squash Pie 3

Nutritional Info per serving
323 Calories, 11g Carbs, 2g Fibre, 9g Net Carbs, 23g Fat, 18g Protein, 6g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.

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