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Spaghetti (Squash) and Meatballs

Spaghetti (Squash) and Meatballs

Serves 4

Hands-on time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

On busy evenings, this quick and easy dinner is a cinch to prepare and packed with flavor, especially when you use make-ahead meatballs.


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 cups meatballs
  • Marinara sauce
  • Grated Parmesan


Halve the squash, scrape out the seeds, and cook the halves, cut side up, in the microwave on high until they're tender when pierced with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the meatballs and your favorite marinara sauce in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer it partially covered for about 10 minutes.

Using an oven mitt to hold each squash half, scrape the strands with a fork into a large bowl. Spoon the marinara and meatballs over the squash. Toss the mixture well and serve it topped with grated Parmesan.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1-3/4 cups): Calories 451 ● Total Fat 24 g (37% DV) ● Saturated Fat 9 g (43% DV) ● Cholesterol 145 mg (48% DV) ● Sodium 1341 mg (56% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 26 g (9% DV) ● Fiber 7 g

(28% DV) ● Sugars 12 g ● Protein 32 g (64% DV) ● Vitamin A (50% DV) ● Calcium (24% DV) ● Iron (20% DV)