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On its own, spaghetti squash is a little bland, but not today! This colorful, Southwestern-inspired recipe uses the roasted flesh of the squash in the filling which is stuffed back into the shell. Kate, Recipe Hunter

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Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash with a Southwestern kick

Spaghetti squash is a favorite at this time of year and in our opinion, one of the most fun foods to cook! Upon roasting, it magically transforms from rock-hard to soft and tender with flesh that pulls apart like strands of spaghetti. For that reason, and its relatively neutral flavor, it’s a favorite substitute among health-conscious folks, especially those who are looking to cut back on their starchy carbs. You can literally serve it just like spaghetti but we prefer this Southwestern-spiced version which uses the shell of the spaghetti squash as the serving vessel and the stringy flesh in the stuffing. After roasting the squash, making it easier to cut, the flesh is scooped out and mixed with a colorful mix of onions, red pepper, black beans, corn, jalapenos, and spices for a hearty, vegetarian filling. Then, you just stuff it all back into the leftover skin and toss it under the broiler with a sprinkle of grated cheese for a healthy, satisfying, feast-with-your-eyes weeknight meal.


Bev Weidner

Food Photographer, Eater, Blogger, Burper

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  • Christine

    Hi , it seems the full recipe link is broken for Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash.