Spaghetti squash with pesto and Venison meatballs

Spaghetti squash with pesto and Venison meatballs
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Here’s a post by our lovely “Fitness Boss” Julie:

Before our Paleo eating days, one of my kids favorite meals was pasta with my homemade pesto. I must admit I really liked it as well 🙂

Now that I have finally found spaghetti squash here in Switzerland I thought I would try and do something new for the kids and hope that they like it…..


Pesto Recipe:

2 bunches of fresh Basil

1 handful of italian parsley

approx. 1.5 Tbs of toasted pine nuts

approx. 1/3 cup of quality olive oil

1 Tbs parmesan cheese (don’t call the paleo police…..I know dairy is not paleo BUT we digest it just fine and have not eliminated it completely out of our diet)

Blitz everything in the food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste


Venison Meatballs:

1 kg (2 pounds) of ground venison meat

1 egg

approx 1/4 cup of almond flour

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 onion (chopped in very small pieces)

spices –  I added oregano, paprika, dried mustard, salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190C) degrees

2. Get your hands dirty and mix everything together

3. Roll out your meatballs. I make mine the size of golfballs (I like them big:)

4. Cook in a preheated oven for approx. 20mins


Sphaghetti Squash

I cooked it according to the directions on this site.

Add the amount of pesto you like to the spaghetti squash, top with meatballs and enjoy….


NOTE:The kids LOVED it!!!!

Meatballs and Pesto




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  1. My daughter LOVES pesto pasta so this looks a great recipe for us to try! Just wanted to ask, where do you get spaghetti squash here and what is it called?

    • Hi Charlotte,
      It’s actually called the same thing here. I’ve found it regularly at Jucker Farm and it’s also sometimes just at little road side farm stands. It’s worth a trip out to Jucker just because it’s fun! We usually pick up several varieties of squash there and then just keep them in a cool dry place until we’re ready to cook them. You can keep them for over a month.

      • Hi Charlotte
        I have bought my spaghetti squash both at Juckerfarm in Seegraben and at a little road side wagon, actually one that Susan posted. It is located between Zollikerberg and Binz.
        Good luck and let us know how it goes….and mostly if the kids liked it!

  2. It’s taken a while but i have all the ingredients for tonight!!!

    • Hi Charlotte!
      Be sure to tell us how it turns out. Enjoy your healthy dinner 🙂

    • I am sure it will be delicious….let us know!

  3. Where did you find the spaghetti squash? I can not find it anywhere in Aargau 🙁

    • Hi Tanja,
      I got mine at a local farm. I have actually found it in my Migros for the first time ever this year as well. Try local farmers or farmer markets in your area.


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