Slow Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs

Slow Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

For the Meatballs:
  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup drained cannellini beans (white)
  • 2 small red onions, roughly chopped and separated
  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped and separated
  • 9 cloves garlic, peeled and separated
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pre-minced sun-dried tomatoes, jarred
  • 2 large eggs
For the Marinara:
  • Reserved onion, carrots and garlic from above
  • ½ cup chopped parsley, separated
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • 2- 28 ounces cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1-14 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half length-wise and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the squash cut-side-down on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the beans, 1 onion, 1 carrot, and 3 cloves of garlic in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth.
  3. Place the bean puree in a large bowl with the ground meats, red pepper, 1 ½ teaspoon salt, eggs and 3 tablespoons parsley. Mix by hand until the ground meat is completely blended.
  4. Shape into 8 large meatballs and place on a parchment paper lined, rimmed, cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. While the squash and meatballs are baking, add the rest of the onion, carrots and garlic to the food processor. Pulse until chopped well, but not pureed.
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the chopped veggies and sauté for 5 minutes to soften. Then add all the canned tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, remaining parsley and basil. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat. Cover (mostly) and continue to simmer until the meatballs are done baking.
  7. Remove the meatballs from the oven and carefully transfer them into the tomato sauce. Add the balsamic vinegar and simmer another 15 minutes so the flavors meld.
  8. When the squash has cooled a bit, use a fork to scrape the flesh into “spaghetti” strands and place on plates. Top each pile of spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and meatballs.

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  1. Jeanetteposted September 8, 2011 at 5:34 am Reply

    How clever, using beans instead of breadcrumbs! Served on top of spaghetti squash, this is not only low-carb, but gluten-free. Definitely going to try this (and I would make it in this cast iron dutch oven if I won it!)

  2. Lisa @ Tarte du Jourposted September 8, 2011 at 5:38 am Reply

    This spaghetti and meatball dish looks fabulous… I’d make a Pot au Feu with the Dutch oven!

  3. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted September 8, 2011 at 5:53 am Reply

    This looks incredible! Would love to make some Lentil Soup or a small roast in this

  4. Darylposted September 8, 2011 at 5:58 am Reply

    I would make a sweet and sour pot roast

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  6. Valerieposted September 8, 2011 at 5:59 am Reply

    I’ve been wanting a dutch oven forever. I would first make some No-Knead bread, but I’m sure I can find lots of other uses for it, too!

  7. Kristenposted September 8, 2011 at 6:02 am Reply

    Those are some delicious looking meatballs Sommer!

  8. jeannetteposted September 8, 2011 at 6:14 am Reply

    this looks SO good!! i’m thinking that i might have to make this in my new dutch oven ;) that and some taco chili. its football season, you know? :)

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  13. Lana @ Never Enough Thymeposted September 8, 2011 at 6:19 am Reply

    What a clever way of doing spaghetti and meatballs without all the carbs! Looks just delicious even if you aren’t watching carbs. Great job!

  14. Ally's Sweet & Savory Eatsposted September 8, 2011 at 6:23 am Reply

    I’d love to make my homemade ragu in this pot…have wanted one of these forever!

  15. Athena Rposted September 8, 2011 at 6:25 am Reply

    I love a good Dutch oven. I love baking bread in them and also making soups and chilis. Your spaghetti and meatballs looks divine.

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  17. Jessenposted September 8, 2011 at 6:27 am Reply

    I would make a Beef stew and simmer it on low for 2-3 Hours. Yum! The lingering smell would be heaven.

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  24. Taylorposted September 8, 2011 at 6:35 am Reply

    I feel the same way about summer….too much ice cream and my pants are feeling a little tight! I would make a big pot of these meatballs in my new dutch oven :)

  25. Amandaposted September 8, 2011 at 6:35 am Reply

    I think I would cook french fries! Fun giveaway!

  26. Cherylposted September 8, 2011 at 6:39 am Reply

    I want to cook a delicious pasta!

  27. ladywildposted September 8, 2011 at 7:00 am Reply

    Soup! I’m a sucker for soup: Pho, chicken noodle, tomato, veggie, etc. etc.

  28. Bev Weidnerposted September 8, 2011 at 7:05 am Reply

    That is the most INCREDIBLE looking meatball I’ve ever laid eyes on. W-H-O-A.

  29. Nelly Rodriguezposted September 8, 2011 at 7:12 am Reply

    I’d cook a big pot of chilli!

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  33. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted September 8, 2011 at 7:14 am Reply

    I love this meatball recipe. I’m going to check out the 4 hour body plan – sounds doable! If I won this Dutch Oven I would make chili, stew, marinara, soup and whatever fits! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  36. Kateposted September 8, 2011 at 7:14 am Reply

    Now that it is beginning to get colder, I would definitely start making some stews and soups in it.

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    The dutch oven would be perfect for a big pot of cider beans or cassoulet.

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  43. Lizposted September 8, 2011 at 7:38 am Reply

    Oh, gosh, I love this dish! Wonder if my family would go for spaghetti squash? I love it…and those huge meatballs. And great giveaway…I’d make THIS recipe!

  44. Chef Dennisposted September 8, 2011 at 7:45 am Reply

    The meatballs do look really good! using spaghetti squash is a nice change up, and all the great flavors you have going on, really make for tasty meal!

  45. Erinposted September 8, 2011 at 8:00 am Reply

    I would make these meatballs, of course!

  46. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted September 8, 2011 at 8:01 am Reply

    I would cook a big pot of Turkey Chili. Perfect for a chilly fall day (not that it’s fall here yet) :)

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    A big pot of spaghetti sauce to freeze for all those busy fall nights!

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  54. Carrie @ poet in the pantryposted September 8, 2011 at 8:13 am Reply

    I would cook a huge pot of stew so I’d have leftovers for a couple of days. Beef stew always tastes best after a day or so anyway.

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  63. Mattposted September 8, 2011 at 8:18 am Reply

    I would make cassoulet in this. It looks wonderful for that.

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    This Dutch oven would be great for soup and chili this fall.

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    Im making Homemade Baked Beans. Yummm

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  69. Elina (Russian Bites)posted September 8, 2011 at 9:40 am Reply

    After many years of trying so many diets, I’m kind of over all of these plans but regardless, these meatballs look amazing!! (4 hour body or not) Definitely pinning the recipe!!
    I would make these meatballs in this case iron pan. True story :)

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  72. Alison @ Under the Big Oak Treeposted September 8, 2011 at 8:46 am Reply

    I love that you added beans to your meatballs! I cannot wait to try this recipe!

    As for cooking in the dutch oven…..How about a big ol’ pot of Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili! MMmmm!

  73. Mariaposted September 8, 2011 at 9:18 am Reply

    I would make a big pot of veggie chili!

  74. Rachel @ Not Rachael Rayposted September 8, 2011 at 9:36 am Reply

    I’m very intrigued by this diet! Definitely going to try this recipe. I would make a stew or chili in this Dutch oven…something perfect for football season! :)

  75. Liz @ Southern Charmposted September 8, 2011 at 9:42 am Reply

    With that sucker I’d make Slow Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs, no lies, and then eat the entire pot myself. It looks amazing!!!!!!

    This diet sounds super interesting and I feel the need to do some research now. Thanks for sharing it!

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    I would make roasts and stews in this dutch oven!

  77. Nancy Guyotteposted September 8, 2011 at 9:56 am Reply

    In my new dutch oven, I would make our family favorite Tuscan Chicken with a Red Potato Crust with balsamic vinegar and lots of garlic!

  78. Taylorposted September 8, 2011 at 10:00 am Reply

    There is a local ranch here that makes pomegranate products (http://www.skylakeranch.com/) and they have this marinade that is to die for. The first thing I would cook in the dutch oven would be a pork shoulder smothered in that sauce. Oh yum…..

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    I have been wanting to make a Salt-crusted Baby Potatoes recipe from 101 Cookbooks for quite some time (http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/000494.html). This would be perfect!

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  90. Stephanieposted September 8, 2011 at 10:38 am Reply

    this looks fantastic!!! I would love a Dutch oven like this. I would make sauce and soups!!

  91. Stephanieposted September 8, 2011 at 10:41 am Reply

    i would love to make a big pot of sauce or some soup!

  92. kelly garnerposted September 8, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply

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  93. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Dessertsposted September 8, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply

    I love the idea of these meatballs! I can’t wait to try them. I would like to get more beans in my diet, but I just don’t like them. I think this might be a way to ease in very slowly!! Can’t wait to try these – and that pot would be perfect to make them in!

  94. PolaMposted September 8, 2011 at 10:58 am Reply

    What a great idea to add legumes in your meatballs! It sounds like a great way of changing up your regular meatballs. On my list of things to try!

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    The spaghetti looks great.

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    This looks and sounds amazing! I love the pictures.

  99. Regina Wposted September 8, 2011 at 11:53 am Reply

    I plan to cook a boston butt and have my hubby make some yummy bbq sauce. It will be perfect. Then I am going to try this recipe.

  100. Triciaposted September 8, 2011 at 11:59 am Reply

    Pot roast, all kinds of soup or have you ever baked bread in a dutch oven…..

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    I would first make Beef Stew…full of veggies! What a beautiful Dutch Oven!!

  102. Apron Appealposted September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm Reply

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    Either No Knead Bread or I have some beautiful short ribs that would love to jump in there!

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    I’d either make a nice big pot of chicken and dumplings or a delicious pot roast. Yummy. :)

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    I’ll cook either chicken and rice .. or some slow cooked beef and sausage chilli… mmmmm

  131. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted September 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm Reply

    I love using spaghetti squash instead of pasta, it’s a wonderful alternative. I would make my great-grandmother’s soup in that cast iron dutch oven.

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  133. Feast on the Cheapposted September 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm Reply

    I have been SO craving meatballs. These look spectacular

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    I would make Chicken-n-Dumpling in my new dutch oven.

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  143. Shewannaposted September 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm Reply

    I’ve never tried spaghetti squash so am inspired to give it a go. My hubby and I are training for a 1/2 marathon so this is right up our alley!

    I’ve never owned a dutch pot and am convinced that I would FINALLY get my Jamaican dishes to taste like my moms and my lentil soup to taste like my mother-in-laws.

  144. Carolinaheartstringsposted September 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm Reply

    I would make my mothers oven stew recipe!.. Once again great recipe and wonderful post. Visually just wonderful

  145. Nancy Longposted September 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm Reply

    we love spaghetti squash, have never tried it with sauce, usually have it as a side.

  146. Jesseposted September 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm Reply

    I soooooo want to try braised short ribs lasagna rollups……..mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  147. Cécyposted September 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm Reply

    I like the idea of using beans. My meatballs are meatless and made out of seitan, pecans, breadcrumbs and spices. But I like the idea of throwing some beans in the mix, it adds proteins too.

  148. Roseposted September 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm Reply

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  149. Beth Bposted September 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm Reply

    I love spaghetti squash and this looks delicious. I would make my ground turkey bolognese in the dutch oven. It would be so good over the squash.

  150. Diane M.posted September 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm Reply

    I would make boston baked beans, slow cooked in the dutch oven.

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  155. Amanda Andresenposted September 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm Reply

    I would make my Husband’s favorite- ultimate beef stew & I would love to try making bread!

  156. mjskitposted September 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm Reply

    First let me say that your idea of using the beans in place of bread was ingenious! These meatballs looks fantastic! What would I cook in a dutch oven – a lot of food! During the winter it would stay on the stovetop and cook up soups, stews, braised meats, and beans – just to name a few. :)

  157. Katieposted September 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm Reply

    What wouldn’t I make??? First up would be stew and no knead bread!

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  159. Lauraposted September 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm Reply

    I would love to make a potato soup or a minestrone soup!

  160. Cookin' Canuckposted September 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm Reply

    I love the idea of adding pureed beans to the meat. Great way to add in healthy protein.

  161. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}posted September 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm Reply

    That sounds great! I always gain a little in summer too and it is my kids fault ;) I’m sure this would help loosen the pants a bit.

  162. Mposted September 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm Reply

    stews!

  163. Autumnposted September 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm Reply

    After seeing this recipe, I think I would make it in that dutch oven for sure! :D

  164. Julienposted September 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm Reply

    That dutch oven is fantastic! I’d have to make some gumbo in there; there’s no doubt about that.

  165. Angie's Recipesposted September 9, 2011 at 12:14 am Reply

    I sometimes use okra/soya crumbs instead of breadcrumbs to make meatballs.
    Those look so delicious with that stunning tomato sauce.

  166. Betsyposted September 9, 2011 at 3:52 am Reply

    Great recipe! I am saving this one. Great giveaway, too! I would like to make short ribs in this dutch oven :)

  167. Betsyposted September 9, 2011 at 4:57 am Reply

    Great recipe! I am saving this one. Great giveaway, too! I would make short ribs in this dutch oven :)

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  168. Will Hposted September 9, 2011 at 6:08 am Reply

    I would slow cook (5 hours) a brisket if I won the dutch oven mmmmmmm.

  169. Barbaraposted September 9, 2011 at 6:36 am Reply

    Morrocan Beef Tagine

  170. Elisabethposted September 9, 2011 at 9:26 am Reply

    Oh! I would totally make dutch oven bread in that! Mmm!

  171. Lindaposted September 9, 2011 at 8:25 am Reply

    How cool are these meatballs!! I always use spaghetti squash to avoid the carbs but never thought about adding in pureed beans to the meatballs!! I can’t wait to try these out!!

  172. terryposted September 9, 2011 at 8:31 am Reply

    Hmm.. Casseroles and Chicken and Dumplins would be my choice for using the dutch oven.

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  178. Karen Sueposted September 9, 2011 at 8:44 am Reply

    I would make a yummy pot of Braised Beef Short Ribs

  179. Sandra Kposted September 9, 2011 at 9:04 am Reply

    I would make pot roast – thanks!

  180. Heatherposted September 9, 2011 at 10:23 am Reply

    I would love to make the Slow Carb Spaghetti & Meatballs. The 4-hour body diet is great, this is a perfect recipe and I cant wait to try it!

  181. Dmarieposted September 9, 2011 at 10:23 am Reply

    As there is a whole pork loin in the fridge right now, makes me think how great a pork roast would be cooking in that! And thanks for this recipe, Spicy, looks like a great reason for me to cook a spaghetti squash for the first time.

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  183. Carolynposted September 9, 2011 at 10:59 am Reply

    Love the look of those huge, big meatballs. And quite honestly, I like the sound of this diet too. Not that I need to be one one, but it just sounds HEALTHY.
    What would I cook in that gorgeous cast iron pot? Some warming fall soup, I think. It got chilly here quickly!

  184. Nanaposted September 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm Reply

    I subscribe to you on FB,and RSS. I love your recipies and I would make chili in my new pot.

  185. Laurenposted September 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm Reply

    I would make this! Or some no-knead bread!

  186. Cathy Wposted September 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm Reply

    I think I’d made those great looking meatball you made!

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  188. Judyposted September 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm Reply

    I would use this first to bake some delicious bread – then on to other great meals!!

  189. Helen Beatyposted September 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm Reply

    I will use this to make my special miso soup using barley miso,dulse, shitake mushrooms, daikon radish, and parsley….a macrobiotic dish.. This should keep my immune system strong as we move into cooler weather. I follow you in facebook. Helen Beaty

  190. Georgia Pellegriniposted September 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm Reply

    These look so tasty! I love a good meatball. And I have more energy too when I cut those things out.

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  198. Denise A.posted September 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm Reply

    I plan on making those meatballs, yumyum!

  199. Jeriposted September 10, 2011 at 1:20 am Reply

    I actually made this recipe for dinner yesterday. It was so good. I am gluten free and love spaghetti squash so this was a perfect recipe. It’s a keeper and maybe next time I will be able to make this in that fabulous pot:)

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  205. Amy @ Gastronome Tartposted September 10, 2011 at 10:57 am Reply

    I have never heard about this slow carb thing! If this is on that diet, I’m in! All in!

  206. El Roseposted September 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm Reply

    I will immediately famiarize my new dutch oven with a slow turn of extra virgin olive oil, one diced onion and a gazillion cloves of garlic. Anything else that finds it’s way in is icing on the cake. Love your recipes!

  207. pamposted September 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm Reply

    I would cook chili! The first of the fall season!

  208. Jeanposted September 11, 2011 at 2:43 am Reply

    Why, I do believe the first thing I would make in my new pot would be these meatballs &sauce!!!

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  211. Kitaposted September 11, 2011 at 6:59 am Reply

    It’s good to know Im not the only one who gains weight in the summer! I wish I knew why! I tend to eat much heartier foods in the winter. This spaghetti and meatballs sounds awesome and I love the size of the meatballs – no messing around there!

  212. nanascrivposted September 11, 2011 at 11:59 am Reply

    I really want to cook some of your slow carb creamy asparagus soup in that pot.

  213. Biren @ Roti n Riceposted September 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm Reply

    It’s been a while Sommer…hope you are doing well. The meatballs look fantastic. Using beans as a filler is a great idea. Will have to try it some time. Looking forward to more squashes in the fall.

  214. Monetposted September 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm Reply

    What a great recipe, my friend. Isn’t spaghetti squash amazing? Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe. As always, your posts make me smile. I hope you have a blessed beginning to your week. Much love from Austin!
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  215. saraposted September 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm Reply

    Those meatballs look so yummy!! Great giveaway – if I won the dutch oven I would use it to make a great wild rice-butternut squash-sausage stew that I really love.

  216. Pattyposted September 11, 2011 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Headed into fall, I’m in a soup mood – I’d use the dutch oven to cook some up.

  217. Mistyposted September 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Just found your website…….. so many AMAZING recipes!!! I would cook my boys some beef roast for french dip sandwiches.

  218. Amanda Thompsonposted September 11, 2011 at 10:31 pm Reply

    I would make beef stew with the dutch oven!

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  221. Maris (In Good Taste)posted September 12, 2011 at 12:33 am Reply

    I would braise something – yum!

  222. Ginaposted September 12, 2011 at 10:34 am Reply

    I would love to cook a hearty beef stew with tons of vegetables and potatoes, this would be the perfect dutch oven to make it in

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  227. Pauline Gudasposted September 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm Reply

    I would love to win this dutch oven. Oven baked beef stew would be the first thing I would make in it

  228. cathy k.posted September 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm Reply

    Will make chicken soup.. and the yummy sounding slow carb meatball recipe.

  229. Kimposted September 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Reply

    I would make a roast chicken!

  230. Niveposted September 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I might cook ‘Chicken stew’ if i won this beautiful oven….Thanks…

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  232. Cathy F.posted September 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm Reply

    In the dutch oven, I would cook all the new gluten free recipes I’m learning!!

    Thanks for posting the meatball recipe – I was unsure what to use for a filler.

  233. Taraposted October 20, 2011 at 6:55 am Reply

    I was just thinking “How can I cook up these slow carb meatballs when I don’t have a huge dutch oven?!”

  234. ashleyposted January 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm Reply

    My husband has been doing The 4 hour body diet since August of 2011 with great success but meat and beans have become boring…we are trying this recipe tonight. I just assembled my meatballs they smell devine before even going in the oven. For some reason the recipe gave me 12 huge meatballs…but that is more than OK. Thank you for this post…its impossible to get my hubby to eat veggies!

  235. kellyposted April 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm Reply

    I love this recipe, but I would suggest cutting the salt.

  236. Amandaposted April 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm Reply

    I have this on the stove right now and I have high hopes for it! I did want to let you know that your recipe forgets to mention adding the sundried tomatoes to the meat mixture. It’s mentioned in the steps, but not in the actual recipe. Thanks!

  237. April Hunterposted February 18, 2013 at 7:02 am Reply

    Just wanted to say that I’ve just made this marinara sauce AGAIN…and it’s now my standard sauce that I use for all my pasta dishes!!! It’s SO Good! I even had to substitute dried herbs today and it was still good (although not quite as nice).

  238. Nickposted September 22, 2013 at 12:26 am Reply

    We made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! It tastes better than using actual pasta! It took a bit of time to prepare, but will last for several meals over the course of the week.

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  243. Platt Collegeposted July 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm Reply

    I always like seeing good low carb recipes. This one looks yummy!