Jalapeño Popper Roasted Spaghetti Squash

All the flavors of a deliciously cheesy jalapeño popper are tossed with roasted spaghetti squash to create a low carb, gluten free & vegetarian recipe!

Cheesy jalapeno sauce tossed with warm spaghetti squash “noodles”, sign me up! This recipe is perfect for a low carb meal or a great way to spice up the side dish at your next family dinner or holiday meal!

Fork coming out of bowl of roasted spaghetti squash with cheese sauce

Are you in the market for some creamy, cheesy, spicy, goodness? Then allow me to introduce you to Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash!

I love mac and cheese, jalapeno poppers and roasted spaghetti squash, so I basically just combined them all into one dish! I kind of like doing that, taking three things I love and turning them into one super amazing dish! Like this Buffalo Taco Spaghetti or these Nutella Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oh yes I did!

Using squash instead of noodles to make mac and cheese means this dish is gluten free and packs more vitamins and less carbs. This healthy recipe makes for a wonderful side dish to go with Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin or Mexican Meatloaf.

It can also be served as a main dish. It’s perfect for those cool fall evenings when you want to curl up on the couch with a big bowl of cheesy goodness!

This recipe only takes about 20 minutes of hands-on time. This means you’ll be digging into cheesy, roasted spaghetti squash in no time!

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Sweet Potato Ravioli

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Basil Brown Butter Sauce combines homemade pasta dough filled with delicious, creamy sweet potatoes for the perfect fall meal!

Pair this scrumptious pasta dish with a Butternut Squash Kale Salad for all the fall feels!

Sweet potato ravioli sliced in half on plate with whole raviolis and walnuts

When I have a little extra time to make dinner, I love to make my own homemade pasta! There’s really nothing like fresh pasta. And raviolis are one of the easiest homemade pastas to make!

This fall inspired sweet potato filled homemade ravioli is served with a basil brown butter sauce and toasted walnuts. It’s not hard to make, in fact, it can easily be prepared start to finish in under an hour. And I promise, that will be an hour well spent!

Every time I make these Sweet Potato Raviolis for dinner parties, my friends go crazy for them! The flavor is the perfect combination of sweet, buttery and savory, with a nice crunch from the walnuts. Needless to say, this is one fall meal you’re not going to want to miss!

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Grilled Tri Tip Marinade

The best way to marinate a tri tip steak? In lots of black pepper, garlic & red wine! This easy tri tip marinade creates a flavorful, juicy steak every time! After 6-8 hours in the marinade, toss the tri tip on the grill for a delicious meal!

Pair this wonderful California cut of beef with Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Broccolini to complete the meal.

Sliced tri tip steak on wood cutting board with a bowl of black peppercorns

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council.

If there’s one cut of beef that California is most known for, it’s the tri tip. The tri tip is a triangular cut of meat from the bottom sirloin. It became popular in central California in the 1950s and is sometimes called the “Santa Maria Tri Tip”.

One of the most popular ways to prepare this steak is to marinate or cook it in red wine. At Seaside Market, located in the small beach town of Cardiff-by-the-Sea in northern San Diego, they’ve prepared a tri tip so popular that it’s become known as “Cardiff Crack”.

While their secret recipe is under wraps, it does involve a black pepper red wine marinade, which I’ve recreated in this recipe. It only takes a few minutes to prepare this easy marinade recipe. And I guarantee it will be the best tri tip marinade you’ve ever tried!

I recently chatted about ways to elevate your tailgate or homegate on the Feed Me! Podcast. And this tri tip recipe was one of my recommendations. It’s so easy to marinate this tri tip the night before the big game, then toss it on the grill either at the tailgate or at home in your backyard.

You can easily step up your tailgate game without a lot of extra work! Tune in to the latest episode of the Feed Me! Podcast, launching Monday, October 7 to hear more of my game day tips!

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili is packed with flavor, but low in calories! Healthy, delicious and easy to make? Sign me up!

This simple crock pot chili recipe is low in calories and gluten free. It only takes 15 minutes of prep time, then the slow cooker does the rest of the work! You’re going to seriously impress your family & friends with this new spin on chili!

This chili is even MORE AMAZING when served with Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread or Buffalo Cheddar Biscuits!

Buffalo chicken chili in bowl topped with fresh sliced jalapenos

When it comes to flavor, spice and everything nice, this Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe has got it going on! Think of this recipe as chili’s ode to the chicken wing! All the delicious flavors of a chicken wing in a healthy chicken chili recipe.

There’s nothing I love more than when healthy and flavorful come together in perfect harmony. And that’s exactly what happens in this chili recipe! Using ground chicken breast as the meat in this chili lowers the fat and calories, while still boosting the protein.

Buffalo sauce, green chilies and several spices really enhance the flavor and spice in this chili recipe. But don’t worry, if you don’t like your chili too spicy, I’ve got suggestions for you below!

Looking to make this recipe low carb or whole 30 approved? I’ve got simple suggestions for how to do that also!

This chili is easy to make your own and GUARANTEED to become your new favorite chili recipe! This buffalo chicken chili is easy to serve as a weeknight dinner. Spend 15 minutes prepping it in the morning, or the night before, then let it slow cook all day.

It’s also great for game day! Pop it in the crock pot in the morning and by halftime, you and your friends will be digging into a bowl of THE BEST Buffalo Chicken Chili!

This chili will also make you famous at your next potluck. I promise that everyone will be asking you for the recipe! I’ve made this chili for dozens of events and parties and everyone always goes back for seconds!

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Tomato Basil Gnocchi Soup

This post has been sponsored by Barilla America, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You’re going to love this super easy Tomato Basil Gnocchi Soup recipe! It’s vegetarian, flavorful and made in just 15 minutes!

Serve it with a crispy baguette for dipping into the soup! Add a Quinoa Caprese Salad for a scrumptious soup & salad combo!

Gnocchi soup in white crocks with spoons

Gnocchi is a delicious cross between pasta and a dumpling. It’s soft, comforting and the perfect addition to a warm bowl of tomato basil soup!

To bring the flavor to this easy recipe, I headed to my local Vons and picked up a jar of Barilla Tomato & Basil sauce. The flavor and texture of the sauce is inspired by the Countryside region of Italy.

The sauce starts with vine-ripened tomatoes that are then combined with aromatic herbs and extra virgin olive oil. Since the sauce is already perfectly seasoned, it limits the amount of ingredients needed in this recipe.

In fact, you only need 8 ingredients to make this recipe! And it’s easy to make it your own!

Want to add a few more veggies? Go ahead and toss in bell peppers, carrots or zucchini. Want to spice it up a bit? Add some red pepper flakes!

Looking for a gluten-free gnocchi soup recipe? Use cauliflower gnocchi instead of traditional gnocchi!

I love shopping at my local Vons because they have everything I need to make fresh, flavorful meals at home. I picked up everything I needed for this recipe in just a couple of aisles. The Barilla sauce was easy to find in the pasta aisle. Right now it’s 2 jars for $5 making the whole trip an even bigger win!

I found the refrigerated gnocchi I used to make this recipe near the deli counter. Dry gnocchi can be used in this recipe and is found in the pasta aisle near the Barilla sauce. Refrigerated, frozen, or dry gnocchi will all work for this recipe—cook times will just vary slightly.

This recipe is flavorful, fun and a delicious dinner that the entire family will love! Click HERE to learn more about all of the Barilla premium sauce flavors!

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