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Spaghetti Squash Nests with Meatball Eggs
October 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

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Spaghetti Squash Nests with Meatball Eggs Recipe Adapted from CWMK baked zucchini fritters

Left over base of baked spaghetti squash (3 cups cooked spaghetti squash, forked; 1 raw zucchini, grated; 1/4 cup red onion, cooked until soft, 1 tsp crushed garlic)

2 eggs

1/2 cup while wheat flour

1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese plus more for sprinkling

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

fresh ground pepper

Your favorite marinara sauce (we like Rao’s)

Home made or pre-made meatballs (we used Trader Joe’s chicken meatballs)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drain the squash in a colander. Combine the spaghetti squash, zucchini, red onion, crushed garlic, and whisked eggs. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients, then stir into the squash until combined. If it’s too dry add more flour and or parmesan. Generously spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and spoon in some of the mixture, use a spoon to push it up along the sides to create a well in the center. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a butter knife to gently slice around the edge of each cup to loosen it from the pan. Place upside down on a cookie sheet and cook for another 5 minutes to crisp up the bottom. Heat the sauce and meatballs. Remove the cups from the oven and spoon some sauce into each one and top with a meatball and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Makes about 20 nests.

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  • crysangel25
    October 11, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Those look yummy!! I have been looking for a good recipe to try with the spaghetti squash I bought recently. Thanks!

  • michiganmom116
    October 12, 2012 at 7:20 AM
    Sounded good until I got to the flour. :( I wonder if there's a substitute...
  • a_and_j_momma
    October 12, 2012 at 7:57 AM
    Quoting michiganmom116:

    Sounded good until I got to the flour. :( I wonder if there's a substitute...



    It is just to make it stick together so I am sure you can. Do you make meatloaf? What do you put in that to make it stick? I am sure you can throw whatever that is in there
  • michiganmom116
    October 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM


    Quoting a_and_j_momma:

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    Sounded good until I got to the flour. :( I wonder if there's a substitute...



    It is just to make it stick together so I am sure you can. Do you make meatloaf? What do you put in that to make it stick? I am sure you can throw whatever that is in there

    Meatloaf sticks together on it's own with the help of an egg or two for every 3 lb. of ground meat.  It needs no fillers. 

    I may try it with just one egg instead of two.  I've been toying with the idea of using spaghetti squash (plus an egg) for pizza crusts, too.

  • a_and_j_momma
    October 12, 2012 at 9:44 AM
    Quoting michiganmom116:




    Have you ever made the cauliflower pizza crust? It sticks well together and I use only one egg. Let me know if it works the same for spaghetti squash if you try it before I do w o flour ;-)
  • michiganmom116
    October 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM


    Quoting a_and_j_momma:

    Quoting michiganmom116:




    Have you ever made the cauliflower pizza crust? It sticks well together and I use only one egg. Let me know if it works the same for spaghetti squash if you try it before I do w o flour ;-)

    I haven't yet.  It would have to be for only myself...my family drew the line at using veggies as a sub in their pizza crust so I've been making almond flour crust, and they're okay with that.

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