Why you’ll love this healthy ground pork recipe

  • It’s such healthy comfort food! This casserole is filling and delicious with all kinds of savory flavors and different textures – without any guilt.
  • With a prep time of only about 15-minutes, this is an easy casserole to put together and it makes a large amount for meal prep or leftovers.
  • The sauce is to die for. It coats all of the noodles and pork to give every single bite delicious flavor.

Related –> Check out these sheet pan vegetables with ground pork

How to make this ground pork casserole (step-by-step)

Spiralize the zucchini.
Place the noodles in a paper towel or cheesecloth.
Squeeze as much juice as you can out of the zucchini noodles.
Spiralize the potatoes and dice the onion. Transfer everything to a casserole dish.
Break the ground pork into bits and nestle the pieces in with the noodles. Transfer to the oven to cook at 400° F for 40-50 minutes.
While the casserole is baking, prepare the sauce and slice the green onions.
Once the casserole is fully cooked, add the green onions and sauce and mix to coat everything.
The casserole is ready to serve immediately after adding the sauce.

Ingredient notes

  • Ground pork – Pork is perfect for this casserole, but you can substitute any other protein desired. Ground turkey, ground beef, ground chicken, etc.
  • Coconut aminos – You can substitute liquid aminos or soy sauce if desired. Just use 1/4 cup instead as those are saltier than coconut aminos.
  • Veggies – If desired, you can use other spiralized vegetables in this casserole. For example, you could substitute spiralized squash noodles for the sweet potato noodles.

Looking for more? Check out this listing of Ground Pork Meal Ideas

Healthy pork casserole in dish with sauce pouring in close up shot

Recipe tips

  • Don’t skip the step of squeezing the moisture out of the zucchini noodles (step #2). If you skip this step, the casserole will become watery.
  • When you make the sauce, it might not seem like much. But trust me – a little goes a long way and we didn’t want to overpower all of the other ingredients in the dish with more sauce.
  • If you don’t have a spiralizer, you should really think about getting one! We use the Paderno Spiralizer and love it. Alternatively, you can turn veggies into noodles without a spiralizer using the methods in this video.

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Healthy Ground Pork Dinner Casserole

This healthy casserole recipe roasts ground pork, spiralized zucchini, sweet potatoes, and regular potatoes all together in one dish in the oven for 40-50 minutes. Once the combined ingredients cook through, toss everything in a simple, savory homemade sauce made with coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar and select seasonings, and enjoy! This ground pork and vegetable dinner is Whole30 and Paleo diet friendly.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ghee, (or sub avocado oil)
  • 1 medium zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 sweet potato, spiralized
  • 1 regular potato, spiralized
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1.5 lbs ground pork
  • Salt and pepper, (optional, to taste)
  • 3 green onions, diced

For the sauce:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit and grease a 9×13 casserole dish with ghee.
  • Spiralize the zucchini first. Using a cheesecloth, clean towel or paper towels, squeeze the excess moisture out of the zucchini noodles. Pat dry with a fresh paper towel and set aside.
  • Spiralize the sweet potato and regular potato. Dice onion. Place the onion, zucchini and potato noodles in the casserole dish. If the noodle strands are too long, you can cut them into smaller pieces with scissors.
  • Toss the vegetable noodles with avocado oil and salt and pepper (about 1/2 tsp each).
  • Next, break the ground pork into small pieces with your hands and nestle the pieces of pork in amongst the noodles.
  • Roast in the oven for a total of 40 to 50 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes to make sure the veggies cook evenly. Watch them closely in the last 10 minutes to ensure that they don’t burn. If you want to crisp up the top of the noodles, you can switch the oven to broil at the end, for the last 5 minutes or so.
  • While the veggies and pork are cooking, prepare the sauce by placing all of the sauce ingredients into a bowl or jar and whisking well. Chop green onions as noted.
  • Once the noodles and pork are done, remove them from the oven. Sprinkle the green onion over everything. Pour the sauce over the veggies and toss to mix. Taste and season with any additional salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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