New Tra-Dish: Spaghetti And Meat Sauce – With A Paleo Twist!

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The following post is sponsored by Ragú®

Put a fun new spin on a classic recipe and make a New Tra-Dish! This dinner idea comes from Jennifer over at A Heart Full of Love, who created a Paleo version of Ragú’s Easy Awesome Meat Sauce.

Check out the recipe below: 
I always have a jar or two of Ragú sauce on hand for a quick and easy weeknight meal.   My kids love spaghetti and it only takes about 20 minutes to get on the table.  Just perfect for hectic nights when the kids are all running different directions with their activities.
I recently was asked to put my own spin on the traditional meat sauce.  Since I have been eating paleo lately, my twist is to serve it over spaghetti squash instead of pasta.  I also added additional veggies to up the nutrition.  By the way,  did you know that each jar of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauceis made with 11 juicy tomatoes?  Yum!  So this recipe is a great way to encourage your kids to eat more veggies.  I mean what kid doesn’t love spaghetti?

Mama’s Easy Awesome Meat Sauce – Paleo Style!
Ingredients:
Directions:

Start by cutting your spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.  Remove all the seeds.  I prefer to roast my spaghetti squash, but  you can cook it in a variety of ways:

  • Bake for about 40 minutes at 375 degrees.  (Place cut side down in a pan sprayed with nonstick spray.)
  • Microwave 6 to 8 minutes
  • Boil 20 minutes or so.

After cooking and cooling slightly, scoop out the squash and separate the strands with a fork.

Directions to make the meat sauce:
  1. Brown ground beef with onion and bell pepper in large skillet; drain.  (Feel free to get creative and add additional veggies.  We also like adding mushrooms and chopped garlic!)
  2. Stir in the Ragú and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  4. Serve over hot spaghetti squash.

Time Saving Tip:  Use frozen bell peppers and onions to make this go together even quicker.

So there you have it – quick, easy, and delicious!  If you aren’t following a paleo diet, feel free to serve the meat sauce over regular spaghetti.  Although your kids just might surprise you and love the spaghetti squash!  Mine enjoyed it so much that we are going to be growing it in the garden this year. 

Want more easy recipes that your family will love? Check out Ragú on Facebook for tons of New Tra-Dish ideas! 

Plus, enter The Ragú Better & Better Sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to Italy and other amazing prizes – 11 weeks, 11 juicy prizes for the 11 tomatoes in each jar of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce!

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