Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Casserole

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Breakfast is certainly the most important meal. The way your morning starts can make or break the rest of your meals that day.There are plenty of times I have eaten poorly in the morning and when lunch came around I thought, “ehh, whatever. I already had crap for breakfast”. And the rest of the day is downhill from there.

Tell me if this sounds like you too…The last thing I want to do when I wake up is cook breakfast. I usually set 3 alarm clocks and stay in bed until the last possible second. Anything to save time is crucial. Before you know it I’m sitting in traffic (breakfast-less!) on the way to work and can’t eat until noon.
There is one solution.

Paleo breakfast meal prep.

Meal prepping is what makes a paleo lifestyle manageable. Let’s face it, you don’t have time to cook every single meal. This particular recipe is perfect to eat on the go. That ride to work? Grab a wedge of this casserole and eat it while you sit in traffic. 😉 Beware of distracted driving laws. This is that yummy!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium spaghetti squash
  • 2 10 oz packs chopped broccoli, frozen
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 7 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour (optional)
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, basil, or fresh herbs of your choice
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper to taste

paleo-spaghetti-squash-casseroleDirections:

  1. Bake the spaghetti squash. (Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds, bake in oven with 1/2 cup water in the pan for 30 minutes.) Once cool, scrape out spaghetti squash flesh with a fork, squeeze out the moisture, and set aside.
  2. Defrost your chopped broccoli. Squeeze out the extra moisture and set aside. Extra moisture will cause your casserole to get watery and crumbly.
  3. Scramble the eggs with the parsley, basil, herbs of your choice, and salt & pepper. Combine the squash, eggs, defrosted broccoli, garlic and onion to a bowl.  Mix in optional coconut flour if it looks very wet.
  4. Pour mixture in a well-greased casserole pan at 375 degrees for 40 minutes until browning occurs.

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Now you’re ready to eat a fast breakfast for the whole week!

Personal notes: The frozen broccoli may be substituted with 2 cups of pre-cooked chopped broccoli.

I made this as a side dish for Christmas dinner and it complimented all the different flavors on the table very well. I highly recommend as a pot-luck type of dish. Non-paleo eaters don’t recognize that it is “healthier” than other dishes. Sneak attack paleo. haha 😉

MANGIA!

4 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Casserole

    1. mangiapaleo Post author

      Sounds delicious! Squash retains a lot of moisture so try to do the salt method first so it doesn’t cook out inter the casserole. (Salt the shredded squash, rinse, squeeze out moisture). Enjoy!!

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