meatless wonder

I'm sure many of you out there know people or have husbands who dont believe in meals without meat. To them, its just not a meal. But I finally found one!

I had a spaghetti squash to use from our veggie delivery last week and I was able to find a fantastic recipe and just had to share. This recipe is sure to be added to our regular rotation.

Enjoy! You won't be sad you made it either. I promise. So try it out.

Southwestern Spaghetti Squash (serves 4)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise. (Anyone out there have any good tips on doing this so you dont lose any fingers or cut your arm off?)
  3. Remove and discard seeds.
  4. Place squash, cut side down, in greased baking pan.
  5. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until just tender.
  6. Using fork, remove spaghetti-like strands from hot squash and place strands in large bowl.
  7. Add tomatoes with juice, beans, 1/2 cup cheese, cilantro, cumin, garlic salt and pepper; toss well. (I mixed all this together while the squash was baking to save time)
  8. Spray 1 1/2 quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
  9. Spoon mixture into casserole.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  11. Bake uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.
  12. Serve immediately.
I served it with corn chips, avocado, and sour cream on top. Perfect fall meal.


Becca said...

Dre's spaghetti squash splitting technique is to stick the knife in as far as you can and then bash it down on the cutting board. scares the crap outta me with the noise and him with the knife...
I <3 spaghetti squash.

The Nutters! said...

Awesome. Maybe Justin will eat it. I told him about it to prepare his heart. He was receptive ;)

Beth W. said...

I made it for dinner tonight, and Kip's not home yet to try it, but Lucy and I love it!

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