Pizza Spaghetti Squash Bowl

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Who doesn't love pizza? Who doesn't wish they could find a way to eat pizza that was good for them? I mean wouldn't that be the dream... eating pizza that is actually good for you! Introducing the pizza bowl recipe, that I basically needed to write to survive! 

My kids love pizza, like all kids, but it just isn't the healthiest choice for our family. This dish is full of all the yumminess of pizza with out all the stuff that is not so good for us. And of course, it is an easy week night meal that you can get on the table quick. 

This recipe is: Paleo, Whole30, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, and Easy Dinner Recipe.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 5 oz package nitrate free pepperoni
  • 3 oz package nitrate free salami
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 can plain tomato sauce
  • 1 T. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds. 
  2. Place spaghetti squash on cookie sheet inside face up, drizzle with olive oil (optional) and sprinkle with salt and pepper (optional). Put into oven and cook for 40 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. I usually don't start this until there is ten minutes left on the timer for my spaghetti squash. 
  4. Put the pepperoni, salami, and garlic into a skillet on medium/high heat.  Cook for two to three minutes or until garlic becomes fragrant.
  5. Add in the remaining ingredients and reduce to low heat. 
  6. Remove spaghetti squash from the oven, using a fork scrape the noddles into a bowl. Then plate with the sauce. 
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Plating for Children

This obvisouly doesn't look like pizza, though it does taste like it. It might take a little convincing. For younger children (toddler age), pilling this all on their plate might be overwhelming for their senses. Keeping the noddles and toppings separate might get you a better shot at them eating it!

     

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