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Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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Squash REALLY does do this, you guys.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Diced Red Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno Pepper, Minced (leave Seeds In For More Heat)
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Mexican Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 pinch Coarse Salt And Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn, Thawed
  • ½ cups Freshly Torn Cilantro, Plus More For Garnish
  • 1 whole Lime
  • 1 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375F.

Roast the whole squash on a baking sheet in the preheated for 50 minutes. Let cool another 30 minutes, then cut in half. Spoon out the seeds, then using a fork, scrape up the flesh, making the “spaghetti.” Isn’t that cute? Leave about 1/4 of an inch of flesh intact in the peel. Set this aside – you’ll stuff it later.

Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper and red bell pepper. Saute 2 minutes. Add cumin, Mexican oregano, chili powder and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Saute another minute. Add the beans, corn and cilantro. Stir to combine. Squeeze in the lime juice and give it one last stir.

Add in half the “spaghetti” to the bean mixture and stir to combine. Taste and season accordingly. I probably tossed in a little more salt at this point.

Switch oven to broil.

Stuff each squash half with the mixture and top with grated cheese.

Stick it back under the broiler until the cheese melts and gets all brown and bubbly, baby.

Garnish with a leetle bit of cilantro and enjoy your life.

*I used only half of the spaghetti squash as it was A LOT. I saved the rest for lunch the next day. *

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Michelle on 1.30.2013

Really really liked this. A fantastic presentation to go with a great taste!

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Kelly on 11.13.2012

This was very good. A different way to eat spaghetti squash!

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michmn on 9.7.2012

Really really good! And also quick and easy! Great with a salad! My husband who dislikes squash loved it!

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Francesca on 8.12.2012

This is DELICIOUS.

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ShenanigansInTheKitchen on 6.26.2012

This was great! First time with spaghetti squash and it was a win. Way more than 2 servings for us though – more like 4 or 5.

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