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PALEO SPAGHETTI SQUASH with PUMPKIN MARINARA

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paleo spaghetti squash with pumpkin marinara

This paleo spaghetti squash with pumpkin marinara is a favorite of mine for fall!  I love how when September 1st rolls around we decide that we must pumpkin all the things! People go crazy and start hoarding all of the canned pumpkin like armageddon is about to happen or some kind of zombie apocalypse, of course I’m not one of them, or am I?! You should see my pantry *blushing*

Sweet recipes like my Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows are floating around everywhere but not as many savory pumpkin dishes, it’s sort of a shame! Savory pumpkin dishes are so amazing, I love combining the sweetness of the pumpkin with savory spices and salty prosciutto. Like Chris Traeger from Parks and Rec would say, it’s LIT-ruh-lee the best thing ever! Do you guys watch that show? I’m currently binge watching it on Netflix right now! Not ashamed at all!
prosciutto

This is a great savory pumpkin dish that combines two of my favorite autumn squash…or squashes?! Not sure which is the correct way to say it, but i’m kind of loving the later, ha ha! I crisp up the prosciutto in the oven beforehand. It adds an unexpected crunch that will knock your socks off. The basil is optional and not as accessible as we get closer to October, so feel free to leave it off or sub in another herb. Sage is a good one as it’s around well into late fall!

This recipe was one I created a while ago while I was guest blogging for The Whole 30 recipes page and I’m glad to finally be giving it home on my blog. Feel free to pin the recipe by clicking the little red save button in the top left corner so you can come back to it over and over again! It’s the perfect comfort meal while doing a Whole30 in the fall! I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do!

PALEO SPAGHETTI SQUASH with PUMPKIN MARINARA

PALEO SPAGHETTI SQUASH with PUMPKIN MARINARA

Ingredients

  • 1 Large spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb. ground beef (preferably grass fed)
  • 1-6 oz. can of tomato paste + 1-1/2 cans water
  • 4 Tbsp cooked pumpkin (can use canned, just check labels)
  • 5 pieces of crispy prosciutto, crumbled
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee/coconut oil
  • Fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Set oven to broil, add prosciutto to a lined baking sheet. Broil for approximately 4-5 minutes, until Crispy. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash lengthwise. Brush squash with oil & place cut side down on it lined baking sheet. Pierce squash with a fork all over. Bake in oven for 50 mins, or until tender.
  3. While squash is cooking heat oil in a pan & add diced onion minced garlic, cook until onions are translucent & garlic is fragrant. Add ground beef & brown. Add tomato paste + water, cooked/canned pumpkin & spices. Cook meat sauce until it thickens.
  4. Remove squash from oven & let cool for a bit. Use a fork to scrape out the flesh. It will resemble spaghetti noodles. Add squash noodles to a bowl & toss with melted ghee/oil. Crumble cooled prosciutto, add spaghetti squash to serving plates. Top with pumpkin meat marinara sauce, sprinkle crispy prosciutto & basil on top. Bon appétit!
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