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Lean and Green Spaghetti Squash Bolognese


  • 1 Lean
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Condiment

Spaghetti squash is an amazing vegetable and combined with the high-protein, low-calorie bolognese sauce, you’ll be amazed. The Spaghetti Squash Bolognese recipe is bound to please the entire family, as well as those watching your diet! Do you love Italian food at breakfast, lunch, and supper? You’ll have an Italian dinner that’s on track and second to none if you make this lean and green Spaghetti Squash Bolognese dish!

  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Cooking Time
    30 MINUTES
  • Prep Time
    20 MINUTEs



  • 1 medium Spaghetti Squash halved
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 11/4 lbs Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Diced Tomatoes diced
  • 2 stalk Scallions minced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Low-fat Parmesan Cheese



  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Open up the oven and preheat it to 350°F/180°C. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds from each spaghetti squash half. Bake sliced spaghetti squash halves on a baking sheet for approximately 30 minutes, or until the flesh can be shredded with a fork away from the skin. Remove the squash from the oven, spoon out the flesh with a fork into a bowl, then measure 3 cups and keep any leftovers for another meal. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt (if desired) and the basil leaves to the 3 cups of spaghetti squash, then combine.
  3. While the squash cooks, in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the ground beef with the tomatoes, scallions, water, paprika, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir often as you bring to a boil. When the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to a low setting and cook for about 30 minutes.


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Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

Hi, we have found that almost the 3rd person facing the problem of being overweight. In our team and research, we have some fellows who have been facing this for years. So at the beginning of 2021, we began to take the weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while our journey isn't over, we are well on our way! When we started our team and fellows had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so we were so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. We are very happy to share it with you as well! For those not familiar, OPTAVIA is not some fad diet but instead is a program designed to help those who are looking to lose weight make better choices with their health and wellness via better habits. We've worked hard to make sure that all OPTAVIA 5 and 1 recipes listed are approved for the OPTAVIA 5&1 plan.

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