Beef & Apple Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Entrée

This recipe combines the fall staple ingredients of apples and squash into one dish- it’s just a great overall idea and full of flavor.

**Fun fact about these photos: that spoon is over 100 years old, sent to me as a gift from my best friend in Scotland!** #vintage 🙂

This recipe allows the chef to keep the spaghetti squash halves intact for serving by creating a “boat” vessel to carry the beef and apple mixture. The apple cider and heavy whipping cream sauce carries the flavors of cooked beef, garlic, onion, and juices from the apples – it’s next level.

If you like your spaghetti squash noodles a bit more al dente, shorten the cook time to about 40 minutes.

Beef & Apple Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 16 oz. ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ clove of garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Honeycrisp apples peeled and chopped into cubes
  • Dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 sage leaves freshly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, then scoop out and discard the seeds. Drizzle the insides lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place both halves cut side down on a tinfoil lined baking sheet. Roast for 50 minutes.
  • Make the meat sauce: heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef into the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon, for 6 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the meat has lost its pink color and has started to brown.
  • Stir in the garlic and onions and cook for one minute. Pour the apple cider and heavy whipping cream into the skillet and stir to scrape up any browned bits.
  • Add the diced apples and Pumpkin Pie Spice, stirring until combined. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Once the spaghetti squash is finished cooking, flip the halves to face upwards and allow them to cool for 5-10 (until you can handle them without burning your fingers).
  • Spoon the meat and sauce mixture over top of the spaghetti squash halves.
  • Serve topped with blue cheese crumbles and fresh sage.

Notes

If you do not want to serve this “boat style” – use a fork to scoop out the spaghetti squash into fine strings and divide between serving plates. Top with desired amount of beef and apple sauce and lightly toss.
Keyword Fall Recipe, Spaghetti Squash, Squash

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Hi, welcome to Seasonally Jane! I’m all about simple home cooking, highlighting seasonal whole food ingredients, and making memories in the kitchen. This site documents how I love to spend free time: experimenting with new recipes, using familiar ingredients in unexpected ways, photographing my creations and sharing the successes. My hope is to energize home-cooks of any level to see the beauty of seasonal foods, to lean into their kitchens, and to cook something new- often.