Oh. Hell. Yes.
Something about living by myself makes me want pizza. All the fracking time. And chocolate, too. But mostly pizza…and on a Saturday night there’s no just no hope for me.
I had originally planned to work on another recipe I’ve had sitting on the books for a little bit–an Asian style chicken thing–but I really wasn’t feeling it. You know, the whole pizza thing. I figured I’d just do another one of these bad boys but dammit if I didn’t have any cauliflower left…Life is hard sometimes.
I really didn’t have much of anything, actually. I do my shopping on Sundays so on a Saturday night it’s like a Greenwich Village Bachelor Pad in here. Except a lone spaghetti squash on the counter…OK, creative juices flowing…didn’t PaleOMG make some kind of baked egg thing with one of these a while back?…OK I got some sauce and meat but damned if I’m not sick and tired of spaghetti squash and meat sauce…oh, lookie! there’s some pepperoni in there, too…OMFG I’M A GENIUS.
1/2 Spaghetti Squash, cooked
1 1/2 c Tomato or Pizza sauce
1 lb Ground Sausage (beef would work, too)
1/2 Large Onion, sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 t Dried Basil
1 t Dried Oregano
1 Package Applegate Farms Pepperoni (or any other brand that is nitrate and crap free!!!!!)
Additional toppings of choice (I used more sausage, random chopped veggies, and fresh organic mozzarella*)
Brown the sausage in a bit of oil and let cool slightly.
Place the spaghetti squash in a large mixing bowl with the sausage, tomato sauce, eggs, and seasonings. Mix well and pour into a greased 2 QT baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until firm to touch and lightly browned.
Remove dish from the oven and add your toppings–sprinkle extra meat, veggies, cheese, and whatever else directly on the casserole and make sure you add the pepperoni last so it seals in all the flavor and makes a nice little “crust” on the outside.
Broil for an additional 5-7 minutes. Enjoy!
*Yes, I put cheese on mine. I only ever used certified organic, pastured dairy products–in the rare event that I do eat dairy–but to make this 100% Paleo instead of Primal, omit the cheese. It will be just as good!
Just found your blog and made this last night with a few changes due to what I had on hand. OMG, it is great. Thanks for a great recipe. Even had it for breakfast this morning.
Awesome! Pizza in any form makes the best breakfast
My husband and I are pizza FANATICS and have been struggling to find something that kills the craving, is Primal, and is as easy as calling the delivery man. You (and this recipe) has changed our lives. Seriously took 5 minutes to make (and then the time to cook), was one dish to clean since I did it all in the food processor and just mixed in the pan, and was so tasty that I can’t wait to tell all my Paleo/Primal friends about it. Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
Thanks so much, Chelsea!
this was amazing!!! thank you. I am filing this one away under “paleo kid friendly”. big hit with the kiddos. LOVE your recipes and humor by the way. keep ‘em comin’
Thanks! For me, it was quickly filed under “picky husband friendly”
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This looked really good.
I am definitely making this ASAP!
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PURE GENIUS!! Had it for New Year’s Eve dinner….WOW!
Hey, it’s fabulous the 2nd day too! By the way, I used my go-to sauce recipe, and it rocked this dish! See “American Spaghetti Sauce” from the Diet Rebels Cookbook by Michelle Stewart and Jillayne Clements.