If you’re on the hunt for a healthy, delicious pasta meal, then look no further than this recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce. Thanks to it’s easy prep time and simple ingredients, you’ll have a nutritious, affordable dish on the table in under 40 minutes. The best part about this specific dish is that there are a few hidden vegetables, which may help with getting your kids an extra serving or two. There are a variety of nutrients found in this flavorful pasta dish and you are always free to add even more of your favorite vegetable add-ons. 

Thanks to the canned tomato sauce, this pasta is incredibly juicy and scrumptious. Plus it offers some amazing health benefits! Canned tomatoes are full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that provide numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of certain diseases, improving skin and hair, and boosting heart health. They are also known for being great sources of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and folate, and are easily found at your local grocery store. Not only are they easily accessible, but they are extremely affordable and have a long shelf-life. Additionally, canned tomatoes require less production and transportation to provide consumers because of the canning process, making them sustainable and environmentally-friendly. So, the next time you’re craving pasta, go ahead and whip up this recipe to get a boost of nutrition and flavor! 

Get the full recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce by visiting our friends at the California Beef Council.

For other pasta recipes, check out some of our favorites:

Swiss Chard Pecan Lasagna
Pasta with Marinara and Roasted Vegetables

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