This recipe for Crockpot Spaghetti Squash Bolognese is a healthy meal that is a great low-carb substitute for pasta.
I have been asked so many times how to cook spaghetti squash! Of course, I always share that in my opinion, the crockpot is the easiest way! While showing you how to steam it in the crockpot, I decided to take it one step further and make Crockpot Spaghetti Squash Bolognese. This easy and delicious meal can be made in any regular crockpot or the Crock Express for an easy meal that’s waistline friendly!
Spaghetti squash, also known as vegetable spaghetti, is a nutritious substitute for pasta. It has a pasta like texture and long strands that make you feel like you’re eating spaghetti! It may be psychological, but when you’re eating healthy I say whatever works! From chicken Alfredo to some sprinkles of Parmesan cheese there is so much to do with spaghetti squash boats. I am a fan of eating it plain with a little marinara sauce to mimic spaghetti. If you want to splurge on some real pasta you can always try my crockpot spaghetti and meatballs here!
There are so many ways to cook spaghetti squash from roasting to steaming it. Both are great, but steaming in the crockpot is just SO easy!
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I hope you enjoy these Crockpot Spaghetti Squash Bolognese boats and hope your 2019 is off to a great start! Let’s make a pact that we will crush even more goals together this year, all the while discovering our divine purpose!
Crockpot Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
- 1 spaghetti squash pierced to vent
- 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 lb. ground beef extra lean
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp worcestershire
- 2 bay leaves
Slow Cooker Function:
2. Press brown/sauté and then the start button.
3. Add olive oil to heated inner pot.
4. Brown ground beef and onion until translucent and cooked through.
5. Drain any extra grease from meat.
6. Add salt, pepper, garlic, marinara, beef broth and worcestershire and stir until well combined.
7. Add bay leaves.
8. Place the pierced spaghetti squash on top of the meat mixture.
9. Place lid on crockpot.
10. Make sure nozzle is set to release steam (if using Crock Express).
11. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4.
12. Once cooled, cut in half and scrape out seeds.
13. Gently rake out the squash longways to create spaghetti like strands.
14. Add meat mixture to boats and serve.
Press brown/sauté and then the start button.
Add olive oil to heated inner pot.
Brown ground beef and onion until translucent and cooked through.
Drain any extra grease from meat.
Add salt, pepper, garlic, marinara, beef broth and worcestershire and stir until well combined.
Add bay leaves.
Place the pierced spaghetti squash on top of the meat mixture.
Press the steam button and adjust time to 15 minutes.
Place lid on Crock Express.
Make sure nozzle is in the sealing position.
After 15 minutes, do an immediate release.
Once cooled, cut in half and scrape out seeds.
Gently rake out the squash longways to create spaghetti like strands.
Add meat mixture to boats and serve.