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Italian Meatballs in Spaghetti Squash Cups

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Spagetti Squash Prep

For the spaghetti squash Prep:

Cut a medium spaghetti squash in half, scoop out seeds.

Very lightly coat the inside with olive oil.


Bake @375 degrees f skin side up, on a flat sheet pan for about 45 minutes.

Cool just a bit Use a fork to shred “spaghetti” out of the skin.

Use paper towels to soak up moisture just a bit.

Italian Meatballs in Spagetti Squash Cups

Italian Spaghetti Squash Cups

Makes 12


  • cooking spray of choice, I used avocado oil
  • 3 cups cooked spaghetti squash (from 1 large squash) *pat dry very well with paper towels
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded
  • Pecorino Romano cheese


Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Spray a 12 muffin tin with oil.

Place the cooked spaghetti squash in a bowl, along with the egg white, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cheese and combine well.

Scoop 1/4 cup into each tin, pressing up the side to create a nest.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until the edges become golden and crisp.

Italian Meatballs in Spagetti Squash Cups Clean Food Crush Recipe

Sun-dried Tomato Meatballs


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup all-natural parmesan, or feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp sundried tomatoes, chopped very fine
  • 3 Tbsps minced yellow onion
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp water avocado, or olive oil for frying


Combine all ingredients very well (except oil) in a large bowl and mix well.

Form 12 even meatballs and fry them in a large saute pan.

Do not crowd the meatballs or they won’t crisp – Cook for about 3 – 4 minutes, turn over and cook for an additional 3  minutes until cooked through.

Remove from pan and place on paper towel-lined plate to absorb oil.

Serve with heated, no-sugar added marinara sauce over spaghetti squash cups.

Garnish with fresh basil.



Clean Eating Italian Meatballs in Spagetti Squash Cups

Italian Meatballs in Spagetti Squash Cups Recipe

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