Spaghetti squash with pesto and Venison meatballs

by julie | 12 October 2012 13:25

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 ­čÖé

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 –┬á 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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