Spaghetti Squash and Eggplant Meatballs Recipe

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Danielle
Danielle February 21, 2021
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How To Make Spaghetti Squash and Eggplant Meatballs

Skip the meat and big calories with this cheesy spaghetti squash, paired with eggplant meatballs in marinara sauce! A hearty vegetarian meal worth baking.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

For Eggplant Meatballs:

  • 2eggplants,cubed
  • ½onion
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • oil
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tsppepper
  • ¼cupfresh basil,chopped
  • ¼cupfresh parsley,chopped
  • ½cupvegetarian parmesan cheese
  • 1cupbread crumbs
  • ¼cupricotta cheese,whole milk
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1egg
  • 14ozmarinara sauce,(1 jar)

For Spaghetti Squash:

  • 1spaghetti squash
  • oil
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Combine the eggplant, onion, garlic, oil, salt, pepper, and oregano on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake for about 30 minutes, mixing halfway.

  4. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the eggplant mixture, basil, parsley, Parmesan, bread crumbs, ricotta, oregano, and egg, and blend until smooth.

  5. Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized balls. Transfer to a cast-iron pan, spacing them about 2 inches apart from each other.

  6. Bake for about 20 minutes.

  7. On a baking sheet, cover the spaghetti squash with oil, salt, and pepper, add to the oven, and bake for about 40 minutes.

  8. Remove the meatballs, add the marinara sauce, then return to oven for about 10 minutes.

  9. Remove the spaghetti squash from the oven, and with a fork pull, at the edges to produce that stringy “spaghetti” quality.

  10. On a plate, combine the spaghetti with meatballs and garnish with parmesan and basil. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 526.55kcal
  • Fat: 27.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.53g
  • Fiber: 14.03g
  • Sugar: 20.58g
  • Protein: 18.85g
  • Cholesterol: 62.52mg
  • Sodium: 1366.65mg
  • Calcium: 416.85mg
  • Potassium: 1250.06mg
  • Iron: 4.20mg
  • Vitamin A: 136.65µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.26mg
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