Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu Recipe

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Louise Sanders Modified: May 5, 2022
Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu

This spaghetti squash is prepared with a hearty meat ragu for a more flavorful meal! Serve up this low-carb dish for your next dinner.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 8cupsspaghetti squash,cooked, from 2 medium
  • salt and pepper,to taste

For Meat Sauce:

  • 1tspbutter
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 4ozonion,finely chopped
  • 1carrot,peeled, chopped
  • 1celery stalk,finely chopped
  • 1lb95% lean beef
  • 28ozcrushed tomatoes,1 can, like Tuttorosso
  • ¼cupwhite wine
  • 1bay leaf
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds and membrane. Season with salt.

  3. Bake for 1 hour, or longer if needed on a baking sheet, cut side up.

  4. In a large deep sauté pan, melt the butter and add oil.

  5. Add the onions, celery and carrots, then sauté on medium-low for about 3 to 4 minutes, until soft.

  6. Add the beef, then season with salt.

  7. Brown the meat and cook, breaking it into smaller pieces with a spoon until cooked through.

  8. When cooked, add the tomatoes and adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Add the wine, then simmer until it reduces a bit.

  10. Add the bay leaf and cover, reducing heat to low.

  11. Simmer for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  12. Let the spaghetti squash cool for about 10 minutes.

  13. Use a fork to remove the squash’s flesh, which will come out in spaghetti looking strands.

  14. Keep covered, then set aside to keep warm.

  15. Serve the spaghetti squash topped with meat sauce and grated parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Alternatively, you can cook the squash in the microwave by placing it on a microwave safe dish and cover. Microwave for 8 to 9 minutes or until soft.


  • Calories: 162.84kcal
  • Fat: 4.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.57g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.90g
  • Fiber: 4.40g
  • Sugar: 8.27g
  • Protein: 15.15g
  • Cholesterol: 38.69mg
  • Sodium: 683.82mg
  • Calcium: 82.15mg
  • Potassium: 690.61mg
  • Iron: 3.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.94mg
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