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Best Spaghetti Recipe for Crohn's or Colitis

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Calories Per Serving
Total Recipe Time
1 hour
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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon garlic-infused olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken/turkey
  • 1 package of gluten free spaghetti
  • 4 stalks green onion (dice green stalks)
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • 28 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 1 zucchini (quartered lengthwise)
  • 1 yellow squash (quartered lengthwise)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup grated parmesan* optional
  • Salt/pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Chop zucchini and squash into bite sized pieces & spread across a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes mixing the squash around about halfway through. The squash should be starting to caramelize when down.
  4. While the squash is cooking, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  5. In a saucepan on medium-high heat, add oil and ground meat. 
  6. Add green onion whites, juice of orange, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, parmesan, basil, and oregano. Season with salt/pepper to taste and sauté until the meat is cooked through.
  7. Add pasta to plate and top with meat sauce and squash.

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