Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with OMG Sauce

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I had seriously no clue what to call this sauce. So I did what anyone would do…got really creative. Then I figured out, I’m not creative. And called it OMG sauce. I can just feel the disappointment radiating off your face right now. I know, I know.

It feels good to be home. I got home on Saturday after something like 9 hours of traveling. Was up by 3:45, drove to the Pittsburgh airport, flew to Atlanta, napped on the Atlanta airport seats, tried to eat some chicken and green beans but had a hard time because my body didn’t want to process food that early, flew to Colorado, drove to my house, changed into workout clothes, drove to the gym, had a terrible workout because of lack of food and sleep, then grabbed a burger from Park Burger and watched some movie I don’t remember. Then I took a Tylenol PM and passed out by 8something. Slept for 12 hours. Pretty solid Saturday. Sunday gave me a much more enjoyable workout, thankfully. It’s amazing what eating and sleep can do for a body. It makes me much happier. Oh, and the box from modcloth.com waiting at the house didn’t hurt either.

Pittsburgh was awesome. Here’s the story with Pittsburgh if you haven’t heard it already. You see, George from Civilized Caveman and I are writing a cookbook!! Pretty exciting stuff! What’s even more exciting is that it’s already out for preorder! So George and I decided to head to our friends Bill and Hayley’s house in Pittsburgh to do cool things like eating with them and film our own promo video with ShoFilms. We spent almost an entire day just filming us cooking, doing weird things, and eating. I’m guessing 85% of it was awkward. Here are some of the bloopers. And that’s just some of them. It’s so exciting that the book is already on Amazon, even though the book doesn’t come out until June 10th. But what’s really cool about it is that if you pre-order the book on Amazon, you don’t pay until it releases on June 10th, and you get locked in at the lowest price it ever hits on Amazon. So if it says $26 right now and you order it, then the next week it drops to $15, you only pay $15 unless it goes lower but you’ll never pay higher!! Pretty cool if you ask me.

 

So anywho, after filming we just spent some time hanging out. Hayley and I went shopping one day on Walnut St. Lululemon, Francesca’s and the Gap got the best of me. I was incredibly surprised that I was able to fit everything back into my suitcase. But now that I’m back home, I’ve cut myself off from shopping. I have quite enough boots and scarves by nowWe also cooked a lot. Meaning Bill cooked a lot. And I ate a lot. I made breakfast one morning and donuts one afternoon. Who doesn’t need a good apple cider donut sometimes? We also went to a restaurant called Legume where I got duck confit and a looooot of french fries. I need to make sure I don’t let myself get hungry while traveling because I can get a little wild on fries when hungry. We also went to a restaurant called Pig and Chicken and had some pretty damn good ribs. I think I ate ribs 3-4 times while I was out there. Which is awesome because that’s more BBQ than I’ve eaten in an entire year.

But anyways, I’m back home for a week and then I leave again on Sunday for California then Boston. I’ll be gone from my little home for 9 whole days. Not loving that. Especially since I’m taking a carry on. F*ck the man, I ain’t payin’ fo no bag check. That was annoying. But seriously. There’s no way I’m paying $75 to carry clothes. I’m pretty cheap when it comes to just buying clothes, but paying to just ship them in the cargo space underneath my seat, where they then proceed to ruin the outside of my bag by throwing it around like a rag doll, just doesn’t make sense to me. So I’ll be wearing a lot of the same things over the next 9 days. Sexy.

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Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with OMG Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 1 large spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon Paleo Chef Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • salt, to taste
  • 34 cups spinach
  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into florets

For the OMG sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sunbutter (or almond butter or tahini)
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Paleo Chef Sriracha
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half and place cut side down on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until spaghetti squash gives when you poke the outside skin.
  4. Remove the seeds and use a fork to remove the threads and place in a large bowl.
  5. In a large pan or dutch oven, add ground pork along with 1 tablespoons sriracha and 1 tablespoon coconut aminos and cook over medium-high heat. Break up pork into small pieces and cook until completely cooked through. Place ground pork in the bowl with the spaghetti squash.
  6. In the same pan with some of the fat rendered from the ground pork, add broccoli with a bit of salt.
  7. Cook broccoli until slightly browned, then cover with a lid to help steam. Once broccoli has steamed, add spinach and a bit more salt on top of broccoli and cover to help steam until spinach is cooked through and soft.
  8. Add pork and spaghetti squash to pan, mix it all together and keep on low to keep warm.
  9. Whisk all ingredients for the sauce together.
  10. Pour sauce onto spaghetti squash mixture and mix together until completely coated.
  11. Serve!
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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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108 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with OMG Sauce”

      1. I added it to my “myfitnesspal” app in the create a recipe from a website which seems to do a pretty good job.
        J

  1. I’ve fell in love with spaghetti squash ever since your fettuccine recipe but please tell me if it has a lot of carbs and calories in it? This OMG recipe looks amazing!

    1. Catherine,

      1c of spaghetti squash (cubed) has 7g of carbs. Sorry in don’t know about calories Bc I don’t count them… Just carbs!

  2. this looks delicious!! i went to Legume while in Pittsburgh in July!! it is awesome!!!
    So excited for your cookbook with George. You two are incredible! We appreciate everything!

  3. Obviously, this looks good and your cook book is going to be insane but my favorite part of this post is the “Fu*k the man” part. I am the same way… I just did France for 2.5 weeks and brought one carry on.. little did I know you get one for free international… #idiot

  4. First paleo / anything cook book purchased! Can’t wait to read it. I wrote a really witty comment earlier about how it better be a good cherry popper bc it’s the first cookbook I have purchased for myself but it appears to have vanished… DANGIT.

  5. This is the first paleOMG recipe I’m trying and holy crap am I excited!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Excuse my ignorance, I am new to Paleo, but what are coconut aminos? I was reading online that it can be replace with Soy Sauce? Does it give a coconut flavor?

  6. Just wondering the spice level of the sauce?? It looks delish but my fiance and I aren’t huge into spice, could it be made without the sriracha?

  7. Could your blooper reel be any freaking cuter?! Seriously. Gorgeous, hilarious, and lover of food. Doesn’t get any better in my opinion!

  8. That little movie thingy was adorable. I didn’t think I could find you anymore delightful than I already do, but ….. you pushed me over the edge of beyond delighted 🙂 Can’t wait for the new cook book – loving the one that’s out now.!

  9. Gosh. That looks sooooo good!! I’m just extremely frustrated that I can’t find any spagetti squash here in Sweden. It sucks cause this looks really really awesome. Oh well, guess I have to move back to the states some day! Normal squash is just so boring right now ;P

  10. I have been stuck in a Paleo rut lately… cooking my same go to meals. This caught my eye today because I LOVE spaghetti squash. Picked up the ingredients on my way home tonight and started preparing this recipe. While I was mixing the sauce concoction me and my husband looked at each other and agreed if it tasted horrible he would go grab some Taco Bell (ok, ok… so we don’t eat TB but it is a funny joke in our house). This meal was EPIC… like honestly, insanely delicious!!! Thank you Juli I think my Paleo creative cooking has been revived 🙂

  11. Funny bloopers! YUM looking sauce! I’m on whole 30 right now, but I come to your blog to plan my future.. Can’t wait for the new book!!!

  12. OMG (haahaa) your “bloopers” look so perfessional. You two are so cute together. You two do remind me of bro and sis. I’m so excited for your guys cook book. You two are my main go too’s for Paleo recipies. Wish you could come up North a little while in Cali

  13. I absolutely LOVE that video…so awesome. Safe travels and yes it is amazing what sleep and food can do for not only your daily activities but your workouts. All about Advil PM when I need a solid night sleep. Out like a light!

  14. This recipe was seriously super amazing! I picked up the ingredients on my way home last night, and I ended up only putting 1 TB of Sriracha, so it wouldn’t be too spicy. It was still pretty spicy, but amazingly delicious! So many flavors and I loved the pork. I cannot wait to make this again.

  15. I want to order so much stuff from Steve’s but the shipping to Canada kills me every time! I just can’t do it!! The sriracha looks epic though, as does the peach BBQ sauce. I hope someday shipping to Canada won’t be so painfully expensive! I’ll probably still do this with regular sriracha though. I love spaghetti squash so much.

  16. The color of the “OMG” sauce seemed way to brown compared to your picture above. I used almond butter instead of sun butter. Could that be it or should I just reduce the amount? Any tips/ideas?

  17. So yummy! I couldn’t wait to make it, so I used the regular Sriracha. It is amazing. I’m so happy that I’m the only one in my family of 4 who eats paleo, so I can eat all of this recipe 🙂

  18. This is DELISH. Mine doesn’t look as pretty as the picture, but it tastes amazing. I didn’t have coconut aminos so I used gluten-free soy sauce. Also didn’t have paleo siracha, so used chill garlic sauce instead – same thing but no sugar, in the international foods grocery aisle.

    THANKS for the recipe 🙂 and the website – it’s helping me survive my 30 day paleo challenge!

  19. These bloopers are the best thing ever…there are like 17 times I just cracked up! So much fun and I can’t wait for the book; already have it pre-ordered!!

  20. I’m actually having a hard time with that sauce. I’m having a hard time waiting for everything else to cook because the sauce just keeps getting spooned into my mouth. I’m pretty sure this will be a sauceless meal.

  21. I’m hoping to make this tonight, is there an alternative to the Sriracha since I don’t have any now? Thanks for this site, it feeds my family often!

  22. So I was craving Asian food like mad today and lo ere is the recipe. My first thought was, spaghetti squash in and Asian dish…yuck! Then I watch the video of you and George and it made my laugh so much I thought surely I can trust her taste buds. I am so glad I did! I took my first but and literally exhaled and said oh…my…goodness! I was starving, but this hit the spot! I have to stop typing so I can stuff my face again!!

  23. I made this tonight with the tahini option and it was KILLER good. Thanks so much, think this sauce is going to be a staple here…as in, for breakfast, toothpaste, anything we can think of. Thanks for the great recipe.

  24. I can’t ever get the star ratings to work on my cell phone, but since I’m here, I wanted to just spell it out, F I V E S T A R S!! I made it last week and have craved it ever since. It has the same signature flavor bomb as all your other recipes. LOVE.

  25. This is INSANELY delicious!!! Made it last night (without the Sriracha Sauce) and OMG is right. Next time, I will add more broccoli and spinach *****

  26. Whipped this up tonight, it was delicious, every recipe I’ve tried from your site has been a huge hit. Keep them coming, I’ll be pre-ordering your book on Amazon now 🙂

  27. I cooked it today. It is absolutely amazing!!!! The sauce is so delicious. I couldn’t stop eating it. Great dish! Thank you so much!

  28. Michelle Schneider

    I have made this twice in the last week. My husband has stated that he would be happy eating this for dinner 7 days a week because it is so freaking good! Hands down best recipe to utilize spaghetti squash I have ever had.

  29. Thank you for this AWESOME recipe! Great use for spaghetti squash and I think rainbow chard &green beans worked as well as spinach & broccoli (just what I had on hand). Doable weeknight dinner as long as you have time to roast.

  30. Hi, I’m new to Paleo, an old HS friend has been on me about it for a while, but I was holding out as an on again/off again vegan/vegetarian. However, since I’m chronically ill and currently mostly housebound, when my doctor told me I couldn’t eat (organic) eggs, I actually got really depressed – that was my primary source of protein a lot of the time. So, my last visit with my Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), he says something that prompts me to say: Well, I guess I’ll have to finally try Paleo. Jon will be happy!

    Yesterday, I stopped my withdrawal symptoms (or as we in the Lyme world say, Herx), from the last of the carbs I’d been eating (quinoa).

    Today, my boyfriend surprised me by figuring out how to make the spaghetti squash I’d bought. Funny I’d find your recipe on the same day!

    So, I hope you read the comments, because I have a question. Are you going to do any giveaways of ARC’s for your book? I found it on GoodReads and there wasn’t much there yet. I hope you do (and I hope you pick me). Over the summer I started a book blog and it would be fun to add a recipe book to it.

    Thanks!

  31. I have been craving this ever since I made it the first time. SO good! I used the OMG sauce to stuff some fiesta squash with spinach, quinoa, onions, red peppers and ground turkey. It’s really quite heavenly!

  32. Juli, I just have to tell you how amazing you are and how much I enjoy your blog. You make Paleo fun. This recipe will be part of my life forever. I never follow recipes exactly but this one I did because it is perfect. Well done. You are officially my first go to for new and exciting ideas. Please keep up the good work and yes of course I will buy your and George’s new book.

  33. Holy crap, its like a paleo hamburger helper… I did a few subs based on what I had in the house – almond butter, hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, and ground beef, but husband snarfed it, and I had to physically restrain myself from eating the entire pan. Good lord this is delicious.

  34. I just want to say that this meal made me ridiculously happy. I also have a 19 year old cousin who I’m trying to get into paleo and I think this meal actually may have turned her!!! Thanks Julie! It was so damn good. That sauce is straight up BOMB!!!

  35. You nailed this name. Oh My God was it good. It was so good that I wished I wasn’t filled so I could eat more. It was so good that my daughters friend only took a taste for dinner because we eat too healthy for her and she went and got a huge heaping second portion. It was so good that lunch could not come fast enough today to eat the leftovers.

    As much as I love your broccoli bowl with bacon, this is so amazing and will become a staple for me. Thank you.

  36. OMG!!! Your OMG sauce was amazing!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! My whole family loved it:-))) I could eat it every day:-)

  37. This sauce was soooo good! Maybe I’m just a wimp, but I only used half of the sriracha and none of the pepper flakes, and it was still pretty hot. But it’s definitely a keeper!

  38. I had to drop you a note about this recipe. I made this for my wife last night and I think I can leave the toilet seat up for the rest of my life and never get in trouble again. Thanks!

  39. I just made this today and it was soooo good. I tweaked it a little (I always do, heehee) and added some yellow bell peppers and mandarin oranges to the meat. Absolutely yummy! Thanks for this great recipe idea. Will definitely cook this again. 🙂

  40. We have made this twice and can’t get enough of it. I added yellow onions and yellow bell peppers the second time. We love spicy food so are hoping to add this sauce to other recipes.

  41. I made this and we loved it the sauce is definitely OMG. I’m not a pork fan so used 99% fat free ground turkey. I even made the sauce again a few nights later and drizzled it over sliced london broil. If you like spicy this sauce is a must.

  42. i have made this multiple times and its seriously delicious – i dont make it with ground pork because i never have it – but i do cut up some steak and its great !

  43. Made this tonight! We used some shredded asian flavored chicken and skipped the spinach (it’s cold here in MN and we didn’t want to go to the grocery store!). Only change I might make next time is cut back on the vinegar or lime juice. I’ve got canker sores and oh MY was that tough. I just wanted to keep eating though! Yum!

  44. I’ve made a TON of your recipes, but this is hands down my fav! I used a whole broccoli and an entire bag of spinach just to up my greens a bit. SO delish! Thanks Julie 🙂

  45. Just made this tonight as I happened to have almost everything on hand. Used almond butter. No pork, so I went with hamburger. Only one lime, so I added a half a lemon. Otherwise I followed your recipe faithfully. It was amazing, and OMG sauce is a perfect name! Can’t wait to eat the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow!

  46. I have never tried one of your recipes that I didn’t like, but I must say this has officially become one of my favorite recipes ever. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m pregnant and consistently craving asian noodle dishes (but trying to avoid the actual noodles!) or maybe it’s just that this is delicious, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to start making this once a week. I used only half the pork and froze the rest, but 1.5xd the sauce. Pretty sure I could have eaten the whole pot.

  47. Oh dear. I’m hooked. I’ve been craving this sauce and trying to figure out what else I could drench it with. There are moments I just spoon it in cause I tire of making recipes up to use this sauce. Love it and I talk it up to people as much as possible. Your blog as well…yowza, you’re good.

  48. Thanks, I figured you could but wasn’t sure of the ratio…thanks for answering back. Its dinner tomorrow night!

  49. We were full on paleo before I got pregnant 7 months ago, and then the sight and taste of meat and MOST vegetables made me nauseous for 5 months. I am just getting back to cooking more paleo meals, and let me tell you: this was the friggin’ best paleo recipe I’ve EVER made. Holy. Shit. Thank you!!!!

  50. Phenomenal! Made this with wild boar instead of pork and garlic red pepper sauce instead of sriracha. I wouldn’t change a thing. Perfect! Thank you!

  51. Stephanie Craig

    This was so good! I made the spaghetti squash in the crock pot during the day while I was at work and so this came together so fast 🙂 YUM! Thanks 🙂

  52. OMG is definitely the right name for this sauce!

    I made this for dinner tonight. I just added extra veg: onion, carrot, red pepper and mushrooms.

    Oh. My. God!! So delicious. This will become a staple for sure!

  53. I make this recipe about once a month. I haven’t made it with spaghetti squash yet. I make it with “Pork Fried Cauliflower Rice” (recipe found in Wheat Belly, 30 minutes or less). I just couldn’t stomach any more spaghetti squash.

  54. Well done!! I followed the recipeusing a very large spaghetti squash I grew in 2014 that has been in storage since. Since I used so much spaghetti squash, I felt the dish needed some added protein so I added a few pasture raised pork sausages. The dish has almost a cheesy taste to it, but it may just be that it looks cheesy and is tricking my brain into thinking it’s cheese.

    I will definitely be using this recipe for the last spaghetti squash I have in storage.

    Thank you!!

  55. Julie, you are such a fox…just sayin’. Oh yeah, and the dish is great!

    Thanks for all the awesome recipes!

  56. This dish is fucking amaze balls!! I’ve made it several times and can never get enough. I just have to know how you get this done in 25 minutes?!? Even with my boyfriend helping me this takes me almost an hour!

  57. This was interesting, in a good way! I would probably add more veggies like sugar snap peas next time. The closest thing I could describe this as, is pad thai, but less nutty (your pad thai casserole is a house favorite). This was fairly easy to make, if you put the spaghetti squash in the microwave (cut slits into sides for it to steam, and rotate every 3-4 minutes). I went a little lighter on the sriracha to make sure it wasn’t too spicy, since its always easier to add more later! I also didn’t have white wine vinegar so I subbed apple cider vinegar. Thanks for another good recipe!

  58. Loved this! I did change a couple things as I didn’t have pork or broccoli. I substituted with chicken and butternut squash and it was delicious! Eating leftovers for lunch. yum!

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