• 1 2-3lb. spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 med. green pepper, chopped(3/4 cup)
  • 1 med. onion, chopped(1/2 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 15oz. jar extra-thick spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pkg. Freezer Meatball Base(Recipe follows)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Meatball ingredients:
  • 2 slightly beaten eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs(2 2/3 slices)
  • 1 med. onion, chopped(1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork


Remove seeds from squash. Place squash halves, cut side down, in a 12x7 1/2x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with water, then cover with vented clear plastic wrap. Micro-cook on 100%(high) power 14-18 minutes or till pulp can be pierced with a fork, rotating the dish twice. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a 2qt. casserole micro-cook pepper,onion, and water covered, on 100% (high) power 2-3 minutes or till onion is tender. Stir in spaghetti sauce and frozen meatballs. Micro-cook, covered, on 100% (high) power 7-9 minutes or till heated through, stirring twice. Use a fork to shred and separate squash pulp into strands. Pile onto a serving platter. Serve meatball mixture over squash. Pass parmesan cheese. Makes 4 servings.

In large bowl combine eggs and milk. stir in bread crumbs, onion, salt, and thyme. Add meat, then mix well. Shape meat mixture into 48 meatballs.In a 9-inch pie plate arrange 16 meatballs in a circle. Micro-cook on 100%(high) power abot 4 minutes or till no longer pink, turning meatballs over and rearranging once. Remove the meatballs to paper towels. Repeat until all meatballs are cooked.Place meatballs on a baking pan, then place in freezer just till frozen. Using 16 meatballs per package, wrap in 3 moisture and vaporproof containers. Seal, label, and freeze. Makes 48.Note:This recipe calls for Frozen Meatballs, but you can just use them right after they are cooked and adjust the cooking time.You can also just cook the spaghetti squash by itself if that is all you wanted to do. You would have to add some seasonings.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: One-Dish Microwave Meals:B.H.&G.
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Spaghetti Squash And Meatballs