Theo and I love Spaghetti Squash and it's one of those dishes that puts you in the mood for fall. Spaghetti Squash can be so bland but with all of the toppings you stuff in them with this recipe, it really had a ton of flavor. Plus I covered it in cheese which is always a good thing. This is a vegetarian meal but you could add ground beef or turkey to up the protein. It makes big portions so although it says it makes 2 servings, it could easily feed 3-4 people. If you do Taco Tuesday or a Mexican dinner night these would be great for a change!

Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
2 servings
recipe adapted from Bev Cooks

1 spaghetti squash
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced (leave seeds in for more heat)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbs. ground cumin
1 Tbs. oregano
1 Tbs. chili powder
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 lime
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375.
Cut squash in half and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Scoop all the seeds out of each half. Bake face up on a baking dish for 50 minutes. Once finished, scrape out all the flesh in strands, it will look like spaghetti noodles. 
Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper and red bell pepper. Saute 2 minutes. Add cumin, oregano, chili powder and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Saute another minute. Add the beans, corn. Stir to combine. Squeeze in the lime juice and give one last stir.
Add the spaghetti squash to the bean mixture and stir to combine. Taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper. 
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.


I really wanted to like this movie. I had been begging Theo to watch it with me for weeks and then we finally rented it, and it was such a let down! I just knew with all the famous people in it it had to be great. But I also think sometimes too much of a good thing, like 7 great actors in a one movie, can be a bad thing. In this case, it was. After the first 10 minutes we were both looking at each other like, "uh did we miss something?" Instead of a build up or really introducing the characters,  the movie just went right into the story which was so confusing anyways. The music in the movie was great though, so at least it had that going for it! Did anyone else see it? What did you think?

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  1. Oh no! So sad to hear Aloha was a let down. I kinda was thinking it might be but I really wanted it to be cute!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. I seriously have wanted to make spaghetti squash in the oven for a while, but just never have the time to dedicate to it - maybe on the weekend!! Jenn actually stopped me from ordering Aloha and I'm glad since you didn't like it either! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. That spaghetti squash looks amazing. I'll have to try it out next week! We watched Aloha last week too and it has the quirky, not quite complete feeling of a sundance movie. Do you know if it was one? I didn't love it or hate it but wouldn't recommend it either.

  4. Mmm I love stuffed spaghetti squash! So good! I’ve heard the same thoughts about Aloha… such a bummer because I wanted to rent it. Sounds like a pass though!

  5. bummer about that movie! i really wanted to see it. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. Your spaghetti squash boats look amazing! I have been wanting to see that movie but heard it wasn't the greatest, such a bummer! Hope you have a great week love!

  7. YUM! This looks delicious! Sorry to hear that the movie was a let down though!

  8. I heard that about Aloha, which is such a bummer because I love Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone! Your spaghetti squash looks amazing though, so at least the dinner was good even if the movie was bad! ;)
    xx Em
    beauty blether

  9. That spaghetti squash looks amazing! I love all the actors in that movie so kind of disappointing to hear it wasn't good.

  10. Aw man, such a let down about the movie - I really wanted to see it!

  11. oh bummer! I've been wanting to see this! I make a similar recipe using sweet potatoes - love a new variation to try out!

  12. I just saved this post because that recipe looks right up our alley! Yum!

  13. We stopped watching the movie 15-20min in!! It was confusing/boring but I had thought it had a lot of potential!

  14. Holy deliciousness - definitely pinning this recipe! But boooo to Aloha being a flop, I was hoping it would be good!

    Green Fashionista

  15. Made it tonight - SO good! Topped with guacamole and scallions. Definitely a new favorite!


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