Sloppy joe stuffed spaghetti squash is made using lean ground turkey, a sauce made from homemade ketchup and coconut aminos, all laid atop a bed of veggie noodles to make your childhood favorite just as delicious but a whole lot healthier.
Healthy and Sloppy Joe
Traditional sloppy joes, while delicious, can be something we may only want to indulge in once in a while. Store bought sauces are usually packed with added sugar and weird additives, they are usually made with a fatty cut of meat, and then layered on with white buns full of refined and processed carbs. This sloppy joe takes it to a whole new level.
Here we use lean ground turkey to provide a clean source of protein, a sauce made with coconut aminos and homemade ketchup that has ZERO refined sugar, and I top this sloppy joe mix on a big bed of spaghetti squash – keeping it low carb, low calorie, and nutrient dense.
And, for any of you that may be interested in this, this recipe is 100% Whole30 approved!
Let’s Make Sloppy Joe Stuffed Spaghetti Squash!
The hardest part of this recipe is just getting the spaghetti squash ready. Really only cutting it 😛 they can be hard. But I have a post on how to cook a spaghetti squash that gives you a tip to make it easier, so be sure to check that out. And then cooking the squash is the most time consuming part, but you can always do other things or prepare the sloppy joe while you wait!
After you make your sauce, go ahead and taste it. If you think it is too liquidy, you can add more tomato paste or let it simmer longer. If you think it is too “ketchup-y” you can add more coconut aminos. Play around with it until you get it exactly how you want it!
Feeding more than two? Feel free to eat this as a deconstructed stuffed spaghetti swuash. aka – remove the squash from the skin and serve it on plates 😛 There will be plenty of food from this recipe to serve up to four people, so you can definitely do it that way if you are feeding a crowd or just prefer your food on a plate!
In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:
- a cookie sheet to cook the squash
- a skillet for the sauce
- a spatula
- a knife
- a fork to make squash “noodles”
Enjoy your sloppy joe!Print
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