This recipe for Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is packed full of healthy veggies without compromising on flavor! It’s grain-free and vegan adaptable, perfect for mixed households where some eat meat and some are vegan or vegetarian.
Spaghetti squash is cut crosswise, to create a round “bowl” then roasted in the oven. It is filled with a mixture of fresh corn, black beans, peppers, optional cheese and enchilada sauce. Feel free to add ground meat or chicken to some – or leave them vegetarian.
So hearty, flavorful and satisfying without being overly heavy.
Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash | 50-sec video
If beans are not your thing, feel free to substitute lean ground meat, baked chicken or even quinoa.
These can be prepared vegan, without cheese, like my version in the background below– or, if you prefer, “cheese-it-up” as my husband likes to say, by adding shredded cheese into the mix.
Or try adding vegan cheese! My favorite!
There once was a time when, like Brian, I too could consume 10,000 calories a day and magically it would evaporate! Not anymore. Not for a long long time. If you are a woman over forty, you will understand this strange phenomenon. Almost overnight, the metabolism just decides to slow way waaayyyyy down, and begins taking it easy. Like it’s on vacation. 😉
But my hunger hasn’t slowed down one bit. So lately, I find myself reading labels, gravitating towards things that are more naturally filling and full of fiber. I lighten up my meals a bit by pairing down on cheese for example, while keeping Brian’s richer and heartier (he who burns calories, while blinking).
This is one of those recipes that is highly adaptable…making us both very very happy. Feel free to add baked chicken breast or browned ground meat or healthier turkey chorizo for meat-eaters in your household.
For a pretty presentation, try slicing spaghetti squash crosswise, creating two upright bowls.
Then place it back in the oven until nice and toasty and melty, about 10-20 more minutes.
Other toppings include diced avocado, cilantro, hot sauce and sour cream.