Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

CategoryDifficultyIntermediateYields4 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

This hearty recipe will become a family fall favorite!

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INGREDIENTS

 1 large spaghetti Squash
 1 tbsp grassfed butter
 1 red bell pepper, diced
 1 yellow onion, diced
 1 jalapeno, minced (if you like heat!)
 1 tbsp chili powder
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp salt
 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
 8 oz can tomato sauce
 8 oz cooked chicken, shredded
 ½ cup mexican blend cheese
Optional Garnishes
 cilantro
 plain Greek yogurt
 avocado slices
 jalapeno slices

DIRECTIONS

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and place squash onto baking sheet open face down. Bake for 40 minutes.

After squash is done cooking, scoop out flesh into a large bowl, reserving squash shells.

Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees.

In a large skillet, melt 1 tbsp of grass-fed butter over medium-high heat. Add diced bell pepper, onions, and jalapeño (if using) and saute until soft. Stir in chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and salt. Add black beans and tomato sauce to the mixture and cook for a few more minutes until well combined.

Add skillet combination, shredded chicken, and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese to bowl with spaghetti squash and mix well with a fork.

Spray a baking dish and put shells face up in sheet. Spoon mixture evenly into each shell and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese.

Bake shells for 30-35 minutes.

Cut each squash half in half and serve with desired garnishes such as chopped cilantro, an avocado sliver, a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, or a jalapeño slice.

COUNTs AS

3 Proteins, 1 Starch, 2 Vegetables

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 Squash

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Total Carbohydrate 75g25%
Dietary Fiber 18g72%
Sugars 7g
Protein 36g72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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