My Homemade Spooky Spaghetti Squash is a great way to sneak in some veggies around a time filled with candy.
This is great for a family dinner and if you need to trick your kids into eating their veggies. We had this the other night and it's so cute to see the girls get all giggly and excited to eat these themed meals.
Of course, you can make this with regular pasta or combine both but I actually really enjoy spaghetti squash! This lifestyle is about balance and making food fun. I will always promote that. For me, I genuinely enjoy eating the things I do. I absolutely love veggies and they keep me full.
For this recipe, I would highly recommend adding a protein. My favorite protein to add to this is ground turkey or ground beef. As always, feel free to make it your own and add what you like! The one thing is though, you have to have it with my homemade marinara sauce. It's so good! I'm such a fan of homemade sauces and spices so I created my own mini e-book.
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Pre-heat oven to 400.
Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and clean remove the seeds.
Rub the inside of the spaghetti squash with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Place the spaghetti squash face down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for about 45 to 50 minutes.
Remove from the oven and carefully flip the spaghetti squash over. With a fork, shred the spaghetti squash into small-like noodles.
Top with a half a cup of spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese, basil and don't forget the candy googley eyes.
You can serve this on a plate or keep it in the spaghetti squash but it kind of serves as a bowl. I think it looks really cute and fun but you can do whatever you'd like.
Feel free to add whatever protein you'd like this my favorite is ground turkey.
Serving Size 1
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.