You’re going to love this Sloppy Joe Boats idea. Using spaghetti squash instead of a bun as the vessel to hold your sloppy joe mix makes this a low carb and creative meal that’s tantalizing to the taste buds!
Sloppy Joe Boats in Spaghetti Squash
We love getting creative with our meals. These Sloppy Joe Boats cut the carbs by using spaghetti squash for the base instead of buns. The spaghetti squash noodles compliment the zesty taste of the Sloppy Joe mix beautifully. We made this dish using lean ground beef, but you could use ground turkey or chicken to make it even lower in fat. Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to bread or traditional noodles when you’re trying to cut carbs. There are only 31 calories per cup of this versatile vegetable making it a great vessel to house so many of your favorite traditional dishes.
Here are a few of our other dishes using spaghetti squash to swap out high-carb ingredients:
- You need to try these Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti Squash Boats; a delicious, gluten-free twist on traditional pizza.
- Spaghetti Squash Turkey Sausage Lasagna Boats are a delightful dinner for less than $10.00. These squash-filled “boats” are portion controlled, low in carbs, and they look beautiful on your table.
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- ½ cup chopped celery
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 4 tbsp Mozzarella cheese
- 1 packet McCormick® Sloppy Joe mix
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 1¼ cups water
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Cut spaghetti squash in half and remove seeds.
- Place spaghetti squash face up in a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.
- When the squash is cooked, take a fork and "rake" the squash inside to loosen the spaghetti-like filling.
- While the squash is cooking brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat.
- Drain fat.
- Stir in seasoning mix, tomato paste, and water.
- Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Fill each half of the spaghetti squash with your Sloppy Joe mixture leaving enough room for cheese.
- Top each boat with Mozzarella cheese.
- Put back in oven and cook an additional 15 minutes.
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