For my first post, I wanted to share a little bit about myself before I share one of my personal favorite kid-friendly meals! I’m a lifestyle blogger over at Hansen&Heidelberg, a recent college graduate pursuing a career in Social Media Marketing and Brand Management, Sudoku master, Pinterest addict, bohemian; who has a deep desire to travel the world and I’m thrilled to be part of the Family Focus community! Now, on with the kid friendly spaghetti squash recipe covered in marinara and cheese.
Kid Friendly Spaghetti Squash Recipe
Over the last 5-6 years I’ve molded my eating habits and learned the ins and outs of healthy eating without forgoing taste. A staple and personal favorite has always been pasta. I don’t know what is it, but I crave it! So, when I’m having the urge for pasta my go-to meal is my Kid Approved Spaghetti Squash. It is the perfect alternative to pasta and its filled with nutritional benefits, loaded with flavor and the pasta cravings are gone!
While it is easy to say my friends and family love it, who really matters is the biggest critic of them all, my 6-year-old niece. And let me just say, she loves the Kid Approved Spaghetti Squash Recipe!
One thing I absolutely love about cooking with my niece is her curiosity and willingness to try new things (sometimes). But, I realize how difficult it can be to get the kiddos on board to eat nutritional meals versus the colorful, tantalizing meals that come in brightly colored packages, and are usually equipped with a treat or toy inside! But I promise, this Kid Approved Spaghetti Squash is a meal that won’t disappoint anyone in the family.
Spaghetti Squash With Marinara And Cheese:
Kid Approved Spaghetti Squash Recipe Serves 4-6
Kid Approved Spaghetti Squash Ingredients:
- 1 package of Ground Turkey 93%-99% lean
- 1 medium Yellow Onion chopped
- 3 cloves of Garlic
- 2 tablespoon of Olive Oil
- 2 small Spaghetti Squashes
- 1 14.5 oz can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon of Tomato Paste
- 4 medium sized chopped Tomatoes
How To Cook Spaghetti Squash:
Step 1: Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
Step 2: Cut Spaghetti Squash into two halves
Step 3: Sprinkle Salt & Pepper in the halves of the Spaghetti Squash
Step 4: Once oven is heated, place the Spaghetti halves facing up on a baking sheet and into the oven for 60 minutes
Step 5: In a medium sized saucepan, combine olive oil, garlic, chopped onions. Once onions are translucent, add the ground turkey
Step 6: Season with salt, pepper, oregano
Step 7: Once the ground turkey is almost completely cooked, add can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, and chopped tomatoes
Step 8: Cook on low for 5-10 minutes. Taste; add additional oregano, salt, and pepper for taste preferences
Step 9: Once the Spaghetti Squash is finished in the oven remove and let sit for a few minutes. Once cooled, use a fork to scrape out the squash into a spaghetti-like texture!
Step 10: Serve your turkey sauce over a bed of spaghetti squash and add a light dusting of Parmesan cheese!
I hope you enjoy my Kid Approved Spaghetti Squash Recipe! It is a great way to meet that pasta craving without having any pasta! Have your kids tried spaghetti squash before? What are your favorite kid approved healthy meals?