October 25, 2019

5 Ingredient Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Our 5 Ingredient Spaghetti Squash Bolognese is a great way to pack in tons of nutrient-dense veggies into a simple, weeknight meal. We used pasta sauce from our partners at Lucini, but feel free to use what you have on hand.

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5 Ingredient Spaghetti Squash Bolognese


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 cup Zucchini, mushrooms, peppers, and carrots chopped, can sub for veggies of choice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil optional, for drizzling on top


  • PREPARE the spaghetti squash (Place in slow cooker, whole, and cook on high for 3-4 hours or cut in half and microwave for 15 minutes)
  • ON the stovetop, sauté the onions and chopped veggies until soft. If you’re worried about picky eaters, you can puree cooked veggies using a blender or immersion blender
  • ADD ground beef and cook through. Mix in jar of pasta sauce and pureed veggies, if applicable. For a vegetarian version, omit the ground beef
  • SERVE beef, veggie, and sauce mixture over the spaghetti squash. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil for plated fat


Photo by Sarah Steffens

Chelsea Long

Chelsea Long lives in San Diego with her husband and three kids. Formerly an English as a Second Language instructor at the University level, Chelsea shifted her interest to holistic health after giving birth to her son. Her degrees in Communications and Education serve her well as she works with the Whole30 team to support content and branded content projects. Chelsea is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and is passionate about helping others find healing through yoga, meditation, and nutrition.