Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce


210 calories under 30 minutes

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (when made in the pressure cooker)!


  • 1 lb 93% ground beef
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I LOVE Tuttorosso)
  • bay leaf
  • pecorino romano cheese rind (optional, omit whole30)
  • 1 Large (4 lb) spaghetti squash (makes 6 1/2 cups cooked)
  • grated cheese for topping (optional, omit whole30)


  1. Sauté the beef with onion, garlic, salt, pepper. Added crushed tomatoes, bay leaf and cheese rind, stir. Pierce the spaghetti squash all over with a knife and place over the sauce. Cook high pressure 15 minutes, or until the skin of squash easily gives when pressed with a spoon. Let the pressure release, discard bay leaf and rind and transfer the squash to a bowl to let cool.
  2. When cool enough to handle, cut in half with a large knife, discard the seeds and scoop the strands out with a fork. Place in a colander to drain well (I use paper towels as well to soak up any excess moisture) then serve sauce over squash with grated cheese if desired.

For the slow cooker, saute meat as above in skillet, transfer to slow cooker with remaining ingredients as listed above and cook low 6 to 8 hours.


Yield: 6 Servings, Serving Size: 1 cup squash, 2/3 cup sauce

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 210
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Sodium: 549mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 8.5g
  • Protein: 19.5g















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  1. I really need to give this a try! I’ve never eaten spaghetti squash and ought to. I’m tired of rice noodles. (I can’t eat wheat.)

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