Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pizza Squash Casserole

1 large spaghetti squash - cooked, seeded and threads removed from skin to a large bowl
1 lb ground meat of your choice - Italian sausage, beef, turkey (if using unseasoned meat I suggest seasoning with some salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, onion powder, Italian seasoning)
1/2 large yellow onion - diced
2 cups pizza sauce (I used 1 can organic tomato sauce heavily seasoned with salt, pepper, mustard powder, parsley, basil and thyme)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs (whisked) or chia/flax eggs
*pepperoni, sliced olives, sauteed mushrooms, fresh basil (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9x13 casserole.
In a large pan over medium heat, add ground meat and onion. Cook and stir until meat is cooked through.
Add pizza sauce, basil, parsley, salt and pepper to the pan and mix well.
Add meat mixture to the bowl with the spaghetti squash, along with eggs and any additional ingredients of your choosing. Stir everything together until you can no longer see the eggs and everything is well combined.
Spread into prepared casserole dish and bake for 1 hour. If you are using eggs a slight crust will form over the top. If you are using chia/flax eggs the top will brown slightly but it will remain less solid.
Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.

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