16 April, 2013

Mish Mash of Italian Paleo one pot dish for dinner or whenever . . .

Paleo Spaghetti . . . kind of . . . sort of . . . but not really

So, I haven't made anything new for awhile until tonight.  This is really a mish mash to resemble spaghetti/italian something because I was missing Italian food. Basically Spaghetti and Meat Sauce.

I started with:
one sweet onion, chopped
about 6-8 ounces of brown crimini mushrooms chopped
sautéed in a little olive oil because i don't like cocoanut oil but that's what i should have used

Then I added 1 pound of Shelton's ground turkey to the veggies

Season with whatever you want but I used S & P, garlic, Dean and Deluca Oregano and Basil

I then added the threads from one pre-cooked spaghetti squash that I had roasted in the oven and pulled the 'spaghetti threads' out  ( here is how to do it in case you need directions: http://www.kitchentreaty.com/how-to-cook-spaghetti-squash-two-different-ways-in-the-microwave-or-in-the-oven/ )

I also had some crunchy roasted cauliflower that i chopped up and added to the whole thing, 3 big florets

Then I added about 3/4 of a jar of gluten free, organic pasta sauce and heated it all up. You could also just use fresh tomatoes cut up and some organic tomatoe sauce, maybe a little tomatoe paste instead. Add some red pepper flakes to make it hot. Grate some cheese over the top of it and even mix it with real spaghetti to make it go farther if you aren't doing paleo.

It actually tasted really yum, even though it's not the prettiest thing i have ever made.  


  1. This looks interesting and very tasty! I am going to try it and send the recipe to my sister in South Africa. It's right up her street! Thanks Janelle! Glad you're back blogging!

  2. Looks aren't everything. Just by looking at the list of ingredients, I'll bet it tastes great! I'm going to have to give it a try.

  3. Yum!! I make "lasagne sketti" with spaghetti squash, adding ricotta, marinara, black olives, mushrooms(mix all together) then add shredded mozzarella on top and bake/microwave.

  4. That looks great!! I had never tried the spaghetti squash until I started eating Paleo. I LOVE IT!! I'm going to have to try this one, it looks amazing!!