Quick Easy Healthy Butternut Squash & Beef

Well, hello there! It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted to this blog. There are reasons why, but I’m not going to take time out to get into them here. I hope you are doing well, and are getting ready for spring!

Today I’d like to share a simple recipe that I came together nicely on the first try. It’s something that can be tweaked easily, and substitutions can be made. It’ll reassure you that you really CAN enjoy vegetable based noodles, without subjecting your body to grain based pasta, and inevitably, loads of carbs. And without sacrificing taste.

Here’s the recipe:

Quick Easy Healthy Butternut Squash & Beef

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 to 2 servings

Delicious, gluten/grain free butternut squash noodles with grass fed ground beef. A simple, nutrient packed meal.


  • 8 ounces butternut squash noodles, pre-made
  • 1/2 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon beef tallow (or 2 T of coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or 2 T of tallow)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Himalayan Pink or Celtic Sea Salt, to taste


  1. Place tallow and/or oil in large frying pan and melt on low heat.
  2. Add squash noodles and sauté until tender, but not mushy.
  3. Remove noodles and add ground beef and garlic powder to pan. Sauté until cooked through.
  4. Add squash noodles and mix up with beef. Turn off heat and add salt to taste.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Food for thought:

Feel free to add onions, or other vegetables. Substitute zucchini noodles or steamed spaghetti squash instead, if you prefer.


I usually chop or spiralize my own vegetables, but sometimes, I buy pre-cut noodles to save time. They have many types now available at Whole Foods: butternut squash, sweet potato, zucchini, beets… I used to feel guilty about not doing it myself, but now I welcome any time savers! I’m much more likely to eat healthfully if less time is needed for prep. How about you?

If you have a food processor with a grating attachment, or a special spiralizer gadget, you can easily make all kinds of vegetable noodles. One of my favorites is zucchini noodles. You can even just use a regular peeler to make them thin like flat pasta. Then you can steam, saute, or roast them. Try them different ways, and see what you prefer.

Have a happy, healthy day and weekend!

About Dawn

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