Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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  • Published Aug 28th
  • Ready In2h
  • Servings4
  • Calories546
Baked spaghetti squash is topped with fire-roasted tomatoes, corn, black beans and a heart-healthy version of chorizo made with lean ground turkey instead of pork.

Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash for 4 servings:

  • Turkey Chorizo:
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chipotle chili pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • Spaghetti Squash:
  • 2 (2 1/2 pound) spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup fire-roasted frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup canned mild diced green chilies
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Hunt's® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup shredded queso Chihuahua or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In2h

To cook Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash within 2 hours . The following are the steps to cook Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash easily:

  1. 1 Combine turkey, salt, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked and sweet paprika, cumin, coriander, oregano, chipotle pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. 3 Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and brush cut sides with olive oil. Place squash cut-side down on prepared baking sheet.
  4. 4 Roast in preheated oven until squash is soft, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
  5. 5 Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chilled chorizo mixture. Cook and stir, breaking up lumps, until cooked through and browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add onion and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until onion becomes translucent, stirring constantly. Add garlic and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in chili powder, salt, and cumin.
  6. 6 Stir in beans, corn, diced green chilies, and tomatoes; cover and simmer 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. 7 Fluff spaghetti squash strands with a fork, keeping them in the shells.
  8. 8 Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  9. 9 Divide sauce among 4 squash halves. Top each half with 1/4 cup of cheese. Return to baking sheet and bake until cheese is melted 5 to 6 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 546 calories; 16.2 grams of fat; 62.5 grams of carbohydrates; 42.6 grams of protein; 100 milligrams of cholesterol; 1600 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 9th 2019

    Excellent. Followed the recipe as instructed. My 13, 11 and 10 year olds all loved it as well!!

  2. Feb 16th 2019

    Salt is a bit excessive so we cut it back to 1/4 tsp it was perfect.

  3. Feb 12th 2019

    Great recipe! I I used the whole can of corn and the whole can of beans and a whole round onion. More veggies, less meat. Next time I won’t add cinnamon or cloves. Personal preference, giv ...

  4. Jan 30th 2019

    This was very easy! If you’re one who likes this type of seasoning, go to Emeril’s chili recipe for his “essence”. It’s pretty much the same seasoning and I always have a batch on ...

  5. Oct 10th 2017

    To make it easier to split the squash, I scored it and cut some small slits in it before microwaving for 5 minutes. I then roasted it as directed. I also prepared the 'chorizo' mostly as dir ...

  6. Apr 27th 2017

    Don't let the long list of ingredients sway you from making this recipe. I just so happened to have most of it on hand. Just when I was about to give up trying to like spaghetti squash LilSn ...

  7. Apr 25th 2017

    Wonderful low fat dish. I love the use of the squash.

  8. Apr 21st 2017

    Absolutely amazing! Perfect flavors and was my first time using spaghetti squash. So delicious and the kids loved it! Very filling and totally worth making it.

  9. Mar 25th 2017

    This was an fabulous dish. Takes a little time to prepare but each bite was phenomenal.