You know how everyone in the paleo/primal world is essentially married to the spaghetti squash meat sauce combination? I swear whenever I scroll through Instagram (which is more times a day than I care to admit), I'm hit with at least 3 food porn snaps of some deliciously saucey looking spaghetti squash platter. That is where the inspiration for this recipe derives. Spaghetti squash and meat sauce is pretty much a deconstructed version on this delightful pizza boat.
Long story short, now you can enjoy your pizza in healthy, gluten-free fashion. YAS KWEEN!!! Broad City, anyone? Quite possibly the most amazing show on television.
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb ground Italian sausage (you can use any ground meat, but the sausage makes it most pizza-like)
- 1 tsp grass-fed butter or ghee
- 2 cups pizza sauce
- Optional if you tolerate dairy: 1/2 cup full-fat cheese of choise (I did a combination of mozzarella and pecorino romano)
- Preheat your oven to 425.
- Poke holes with a sharp knife or fork all over the spaghetti squash. Place the squash in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 5 minutes to soften. Remove the squash from the microwave and cut it in half, length-wise (hot dog style).
- Scrape the seeds out of the center of each squash half. Drizzle the tops with olive oil and a few shake of salt and pepper.
- Place the squash, flat side down, on an aluminum lined baking sheet. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes (or until the squash strands are cooked).
- While the squash is cooking, prepare the sausage. In a skillet over medium/high heat, cook the sausage in the butter or ghee until cooked through.
- Remove the squash from the oven. With a fork, scrape around and loosen up the spaghetti squash strands, keeping them inside the squash skin.
- Evenly distribute the cooked sausage on top of the squash strands (you may have extra sausage leftover...nothing wrong with that!). Carefully pour about a cup of pizza sauce over the sausage on each squash boat. Finish off with sprinkling the cheese on top (if using).
- Return the pizza boats to the oven for 10 minutes.
- If you want to brown the cheese a bit, turn the broiler on for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is golden to your liking.