One Pot

Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash

in the Instant Pot

Servings: 4 people, 16 meatballs total, 4 meatballs pp

1 leanest pp, 3 greens pp, 3 condiments pp, 2 healthy fats pp

Ingredients:

Meatballs

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Turkey (3.88 leanest total, 0.97 leanest pp)

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (4 condiments total, 1 condiment pp)

  • 1/4 cup Egg Whites (1/8 leanest total, 1/32 leanest pp)

  • 1 cup Fresh Basil (1 condiment  total, 1/4 condiment pp)

  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning (1 condiment  total, 1/4 condiment pp)

  • 1/2 tsp Ground Oregano (1 condiment  total, 1/4 condiment pp)

  • 1 Tbsp Dried Parsley (1 condiment  total, 1/4 condiment pp)

  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder (1 condiment  total, 1/4 condiment pp)

  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic (1 condiment  total, 1/4 condiment pp)

  • 1/2 tsp pepper (1 condiment  total, 1/4 condiment pp)

  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt (1 condiment  total, 1/4 condiment pp)

  • 8 tsp Olive Oil ( 8 healthy fats total, 2 healthy fats pp)

Spaghetti

  • 4 cups Spaghetti Squash, about 1 small squash (8 greens total, 2 greens pp)

  • cup Rao's Marinara Sauce (4 greens total, 1 green pp)

Directions:

  1. Mix together Meatball ingredients, except oil

  2. Form into 16 balls

  3. Put 2 tsp oil into Instant Pot and 4 meatballs and brown all sides

  4. Repeat step 3 four times*

  5. Put all meatballs into the Instant Pot

  6. Pour the Rao's Marinara Sauce into the Instant Pot

  7. Carefully place the whole Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

  8. Set the Instant Pot for 12 minutes on high pressure

  9. When done manually "quick release" the  steam

  10. Take the Spaghetti Squash out and cut in half crosswise

  11. Use a fork to scrap the squash into spaghetti stands

  12. Plate: 4 meatballs, 1 cup Spaghetti Squash, 1/4 cup sauce for each person

  13. Enjoy!

*This is very time consuming and the meatballs stick to the bottom A LOT. If you would like you can either skip steps 3 and 4 OR you can put all the meatballs on an oiled baking sheet and broil for about 5 minutes. Yes I know this contradicts the "one pot meal" but it is a A LOT easier ;-)

Modifications for non-dieting hubby:

I was prepared to make my hubby regular spaghetti for this recipe and let him eat the rest of the meatballs, instead of just 4 lol. BUT he decided to be brave and try spaghetti squash. He liked it! AND he said it was so filling that the 4 meatballs were enough! I was pleasantly surprised! I immediately added it to our rotation of meals!

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