By Cyn on January 22, 2004
Photo by LUv 2 BaKE
Photo by LUv 2 BaKE
"I found this recipe in a Low-Carb cookbook. The sweetness of the squash mixes well with the spice of the other ingredients. Low-carb and vegetarian!"
Serving Size: 1 (270 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Microwave the spaghetti squash to save time: cut squash in half and remove seeds, cover cut sides with plastic wrap, place cut-side down on plate, microwave until you can pierce squash with fork. Continue with recipe."
"Wow! This was really something special! I added a cup of chopped onion, a cup of chopped bell pepper, and a small can of sliced black olives. I also served with freshly made Pico de Gallo (#33861) and the whole thing was FABULOUS! YUM!"
"Who would have thought that such simple ingredients would be SO delicious! My husband and I enjoyed this so much, and he's always a little skiddish about a dinner without meat. Oh, and don't forget that you can roast the seeds of the spaghetti squash with a little olive oil & salt. They're great to munch on while you are cooking dinner! I just threw mine in the oven on a separate pan while my squash was cooking."
"This was GREAT! I used about a 4.5 lb squash, I used 2 cans of Rotel (1 original and 1 Mexican Style) but I only used the liquid from the original Rotel. I used about 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack cheese and 1/2 cup sharp cheddar because that is what I had on hand. I baked it in a 9x13 dish for about 30 minutes and it turned out perfect! I served with sour cream, and some used flour tortilla or tortilla chips and some ate it with nothing! Thanks for the recipe--I will definitely make this again!"
"This was good! I will make it again. I use the microwave way to prepare the squash: pierce the skin, put in micro 5-6 min/lb until skin is soft. Then you can very easily cut open the squash to scoop out seeds and "spaghetti". Saves a lot of time and frustration! I added a jalapeno pepper and used more cheese. This would be good with frozen or canned corn, too!"
"This was GOOD! I added minced garlic, I used 2 can of Rotel (one mild and one hot), black olives and green onions on top. The seasoning was perfect, taco seasoning would've made it too salty for me. I will double the black beans next time, I love black beans and a little extra protein and fiber never hurts! Mine wasn't runny at all, I cooked it in a ceramic Pampered Chef square pan. I will be making this many more times! My husband loved it! Thanks!"
"Yum!! I added black olives, green onions and green peppers as others suggested. I also added 1/2 a packet of taco seasoning since a couple people said it was bland. I served with tortilla chips and everyone thought it was so good! It did come out a little runny on the bottom but it's still great!"
"Oh me oh my!!! Is this an awesome recipe or what!?! Not only is it super healthy, but it is SO good. I made it last night... I added a couple of extra spices, just to suit my taste (oregano & allspice) & used pepper jack cheese since that is what I had on hand. I probably used a wee bit more cheese than what was called for. It turned out so great & just think about how versatile this recipe is! Can't wait to turn it into something Italian or Greek. This is now in my arsenal & will be making this often. Thank you!"
"The previous reviewers are right, this is SOO Flavorful! I love the smell it makes when cooking. I didn't have the mexican tomatoes, so I diced three plum tomoatoes and added red chile powder, a pinch or two of oregano and tons of garlic powder. I also made it vegan by using Vegan Gourmet mozzarella and chedder cheeses. For left overs I made a burrito topped with salsa...SO AWESOME! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!"
"Good and beautiful meal. I included a can of chicken, but I still feel like it needs something texture-wise, though I don't know what! I think it would be good served with avocado and plain yogurt or sour cream."
"I added some chopped green peppers and white onions and it was delicious! I will definitely make this again and again-thanks for sharing!"
"I love spaghetti squash and somehow this makes it even better! Probably couldve drained the tomatos, had a lot of liquid after cooking but still yummy."
"I tweaked the recipe a bit by adding some meat, garlic and homemade taco seasoning. Added some black olives as well. Prepared the squash by boiling it whole. It was very good. Drain the squash before mixing the dish."
"I really loved this. My hubby...not so much. He does not like the texture of spaghetti squash. The kids all liked it once they removed certain things. Two removed the black beans , two removed the cooked tomatoes, and one ate everything. I am going to see how it warms up and maybe make it again for me for lunches at work."
"Loved the flavors, but mine a had a little too much liquid for my liking. I'll make it again and next time try draining some of the juice off. I used home-canned tomatoes and non-canned beans. The beans actually take about the same time to cook as the squash so it works out perfectly. Great recipe! Thanks for posting!"
"This is really great! I agree it is a bit soupy so I serve it with a slotted spoon and it works out OK. Nothing needs to be changed! Thanks for the great recipe!"
"I thought this recipe was deeee-licious! I do recommend using fresh ingredients where you can though. I followed the recipe exactly, but used fresh ingredients: freshly cooked black beans, fresh crushed tomatoes and some home-canned jalapenos (instead of the Mexican-style tomatoes). Oops, I just noticed that I never did add in the cilantro... I don't think the recipe needed it though. It was stupendous, and I plan on making it again, and again, and again :)"
"I followed the recipe religiously and I have to say there is way too much pepper. I would use 1/3 of the pepper that it calls for. Other than that I assume it would have been lovely."
"Delicious staple recipe for using up excess spaghetti squash. I used fresh roma tomatoes instead of canned. I also left out the cheese. In my opinion, it tastes like Chipotle burrito filling, with squash instead of rice. Perfect for easy grab and go lunches! Thanks for posting!"
"My husband and I just finished this, and it was GREAT! It was our first vegetarian meal, and we were surprisingly satisfied. I will definitely be using more cheese next time though!"