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!