Meatballs may be one of the most perfect foods ever created! They are devoured in every corner of the world and are found in Ancient Chinese & Roman writings dating back to BC. Meatballs come in all sizes & flavor combinations and I love them all . One of my favorite meatballs is a unique twist on a classic…Ranch Chicken Meatballs served over Grilled Spaghetti Squash!Jump to Recipe
One of the reasons I love this recipe is because of how we are able to stay healthy without sacrificing any flavor! From using delicate & crunchy spaghetti squash instead of pasta to using Pork Panko (crumbled/crushed Pork rinds) to work as a binder in our meatballs instead of bread crumbs. It’s an easy recipe that is low in carbs and high in flavor!
Normally I use ground beef, a mix of ground beef & pork, or if I’m feeling really decadent I use ground beef, pork, and veal for my meatballs. However I’ve found using ground chicken creates a wonderful flavor and is a great addition to a meal.
Spaghetti squash not only looks like pasta but when not overcooked it maintains an al dente crunch. This variety of squash is low in calories and lower in carbs compared to traditional pasta.
- Bull Grill
- 1.5 lb ground chicken
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup bacon crumbles
- 2 tablespoons sea salt
- 1 tablespoon Italian herbs
- 1 tablespoon ranch flavored seasoning
- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 2 tablespoons pureed garlic
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 ⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup Pork Panko crumbled pork rinds
- 1 jar pasta sauce
- 2 spaghetti squash
- 1 stick salted butter
- Place ground chicken and all ingredients in a bowl.
- Knead mixture together by hand until evenly combined. Do not over mix. Depending on what ground chicken you used, you may have to add more Pork Panko if your mixture is overly wet.
- Form mixture into 1-inch balls. Use an ice cream scoop to make uniform spheres.
- Cut spaghetti squash in half length-wise. Using a spoon, scoop out seeds & stringy bits.
- Place 2 tbsp of butter in and sprinkle salt on each half of squash.
- Cook meatballs on Bull Grill until they have reached an internal temp of 165 degrees.
- Cook squash on grill using indirect heat at roughly 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until it has become al dente.
- Use a fork to gently remove the squash from its skin.
- Place spaghetti squash in a bowl and top with sauce and meatballs