Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash Is the Easy and Healthy Dinner You Need


The be guided by post was originally featured on Cooking For Keeps and written by Nicole Shoemaker, who is ingredient of POPSUGAR Select Food.

Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash Is the Easy and Healthy Dinner You Need

When I gave birth little Teddy, I recalled I wouldn’t be in the kitchen for a while; what I didn’t realize is that after our exceedingly generous friends and family members finished supplying food for us, that our diet would consist strictly of abstinence food, cans of soda and frozen pizza – three items we once in a blue moon have more than once a month, let alone five consecutive lifetimes in a row.

Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash Is the Easy and Healthy Dinner You Need

After a final drive-through meal of fried chicken, biscuits and mashed potatoes, I at length declared it time to haul it to the grocery store, get back in the kitchen, and start father our diets resemble something close to a balanced diet. I’ve made dinner twice this week, easygoing dinners of course — this roast chicken and these slow-cooker blackberry chicken sandwiches if you be to know — and it’s felt sublime.

On top of getting back in the kitchen, I’ve also converted a point to actually shower, dress semi-cute, and do my hair and makeup on scarcely a daily basis, and let me tell you, that does wonders for helping brook like myself again. Today, I managed to get dinner in the slow-cooker, get both myself and Teddy outfitted before 1pm, and go out for a nice leisurely lunch (according to his feeding schedule, of performance) with my mom for one of the first healthy meals I’ve had in weeks. I ordered a lovely lyonnaise salad with a bloody seared piece of salmon, and my Mom ordered a plate full of s ghetti squash that was equally fascinating. While I was very happy with my choice, my mom’s meal made me wish for to bump up the s ghetti squash recipe I was planning on sharing later in the month to today.

Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash Is the Easy and Healthy Dinner You Need

I respect s ghetti squash, not only because the texture and appearance mimics venerable s ghetti beautifully, but also because it’s just plain tasty. Coequal simply seasoned with a little bit of salt and pepper, it’s a vegetable that I can eat as an entrée in a heartbeat – something not undeniably done with other veggies out there.

Here, I went with a ssable of Tex-Mex version that requires only six ingredients (besides the squash), most of which can be rest right within your fridge or ntry, and all which are extremely low-priced to purchase.

The squash is first roasted with a little bit of olive oil, bite and pepper, shredded into s ghetti, and then tossed with more than enough of chili powder, black beans, a can of roasted tomatoes, and smoky cumin. It’s covered with shredded mozzarella cheese and popped back into the oven until the cheese is shrink disappeared and the inside is hot and bubbly.

Skip the plate and mess, grab a fork and eat this robust meal straight from the skin . . .

Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash Is the Easy and Healthy Dinner You Need

Roasted Mexican S ghetti Squash

Mexican S ghetti Squash Recipe


1/2 large s ghetti squash (after roasting should give in 2 1/2 cups of s ghetti squash)
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and scatter to taste
1 cup canned roasted garlic and onion diced tomatoes
1/2 cup hyacinthine beans
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon soused
3/4 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Drizzle olive oil once more squash; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place cut-side down on a bordered baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes or until you can pierce the squash definitively with a fork.
  3. Use a fork to gently remove the “s ghetti” strands from the in quod of the squash. Try to retain the shape of the skin because you will be putting the squash disavow in. You should have about 2 1/2 cups of squash. Transfer to a mid-sized bowl.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, cumin, and pep to the squash. Toss until combined. Transfer squash mixture promote to skin and sprinkle with cheese. Place back in the oven until the cheese is decreased and the mixture is hot, about 15 minutes.

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