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This dish is light, feels like comfort food, and packs a nice meaty punch. Plus it tastes great as leftovers

Gluten-free, Paleo

Paleo Hawaiian Pizza Casserole

Spaghetti squash
1 lb. ground pork
4 oz. diced pancetta
20 oz. can pineapple in juice
14 oz. can tomato sauce
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. onion powder
2 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. dried oregano
4 eggs
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Red pepper flakes

First, prep your squash. Halve lengthwise, prick the backs with a fork a few time, scoop out the seeds, put cut-side down in a shallow bowl or plate and add a Tablespoon or so of water on the bottom of the plate/bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave 15 minutes or until soft. When cooked, uncover and let cool.

Set your oven to preheat to 400F.

While the squash is working, chop the onion and garlic and brown the pancetta over medium. Set the pancetta aside when done. Add the ground pork, chopped onion and garlic to the pan with the pancetta fat – hit with salt, pepper & red pepper, and cook until browned. 

While the pork is working, drain and chop the pineapple. Add to the pork, along with the tomato sauce and spices and cook, stirring frequently, 3 – 5 minutes to fully combine. Hit with more salt, pepper and red pepper. Add the pancetta back in.

When the spaghetti squash is cool enough to handle, shred with a fork and add to the pork mix. Taste and add more salt/pepper/red pepper if necessary. Spread the spaghetti squash pork mix out along a large casserole. Top with 4 beaten eggs and spread out to cover. 

Bake on 400F for an hour or until the egg is set and browned.

Serves about 6