This weekend I have another great crock pot meal for you to try. I love slow cooker meals because they are little to no work and you come back to a great smelling kitchen and a meal ready to go! This weekend’s recipe involves spaghetti squash! Now I know that spaghetti squash is not the same as homemade spaghetti (my mom is 100% Italian and her homemade spaghetti is to die for) but it is such a great substitute and filling meal to make. I love this recipe because it adds in the Italian sausage meatballs too! Have a great weekend and let me know what you think.
Crockpot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
One medium spaghetti squash.
One pound of ground Italian sausage.
One can tomato sauce, I used a 14 ounce can.
2 tbsp of hot pepper relish (optional).
4 to 6 cloves of garlic, whole.
2 tbsp of olive oil.
Italian seasoning (Oregano, Basil, Thyme) to taste, I used about 2 tsp
Use a large crock
Dump your tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic, hot pepper relish and Italian seasoning into your slow cooker and stir well.
Cut your squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
Place your 2 squash halves face down into your slow cooker.
Roll your ground sausage into meatballs, then fit as many as you can in the sauce around the squash. I was able to work in about a half pound worth.
Cook on High for 3 hours or cook on low for 5 hours.
Use a large fork to pull the “spaghetti” out of your squash, then top with your meatballs and sauce.
Garnish with parsley if you feel fancy, and enjoy