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Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Meat Sauce

This is a super easy and quick evening meal if you are in a hurry or don’t feel like cooking! 


  • 2 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 8 oz. natural chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 can tomato sauce (no added sugars, low sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat over to 400°F.
  2. Stab your spaghetti squash a few times with a fork and put on cookie sheet and cook for 30-40 minutes.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut the spaghetti squash in half, long ways, scoop out seeds, and use a fork to scoop out the strands.
  4. Then, in a medium pan, brown ground turkey.
  5. Once meat is browned, add tomato sauce, coconut milk and all of the spices and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes, or until warm.
  6. Pour oven spaghetti squash and enjoy!

By Functionally Simple Nutrition

Ariana Cucuzza, RDN, LD is the founder of She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition and sports nutrition.

Ariana holds a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition sciences from Ohio University and went on to complete her dietetic internship at The Cleveland Clinic. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland chapter of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also is an active member of the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Dietitians in Functional Medicine (DIFM) Practice Groups of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been featured in Health Magazine, Live Science, Rally Health, YouBeauty, US News & World Report and Cleveland Clinic's Health Essentials as well as live appearances with WKYC news.

In her previous role as a public health and community-based dietitian, she led “food as medicine” initiatives in coordination with health care providers to provide nutritious food to low-income patients with diet-related health challenges. She also led nutrition workshops, cooking demonstrations, and assisted with menu planning for afterschool programs and senior meals.

Ariana enjoys cooking, trying new things, and staying active with yoga and Crossfit!

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