Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Look no further for a perfect Stuffed Spaghetti Squash!  My Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is a scrumptious, clean-eating vegetarian meal!

Vegetarian Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Hello party people! Are you ready for a fiesta?

Alright, sorry that was lame.  I sometimes struggle with how to start a post and then terrible things like that happen.  I’ll keep working on it 🙂

What I don’t struggle with is packing all my favorite southwestern or Mexican flavors into a healthy package.  I love Mexican food, but I know I can’t eat the real stuff all the time.

My Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is perfect bowl of nature’s goodness!

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Just think black beans, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and all the best southwest inspired spices.  Topped with just enough cheese to hold it together.

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The bowl is a vessel straight from nature, a spaghetti squash!  All those low-carb, clean eating “noodles” go into the stuffing goodness.

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I got this idea from my brother’s girlfriend, Erica.  She made me something similar the last time I was at their house in Charlotte.  I loved it so much, but she hadn’t written her recipe down.

So I of course, came home with a mission to make my own version.

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I’d say this little Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash was a huge success!  I hope you enjoy.

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  3. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life March 10, 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I’ll be honest here…I could probably eat Mexican food every day. I love it so much. This looks fabulous and my kids all love spaghetti squash (and Mexican food) so I think they would really like this! 🙂
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    • JulieWunder March 12, 2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Me too! Every. day. And never get tired of it 🙂

  4. Spaghetti squash is seriously the best isn’t it? Sooo versatile, you can literally do ANYTHING with it! This looks soooo yummy!
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  5. Rachel March 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    I do a stuffed acorn squash but this is just taking it up a notch! Time to step up my stuffed squash game. I wonder if my kids would like this. Thanks for sharing it — I’ll give it a whirl!
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    • JulieWunder March 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      They might? It’s kind of fun serving it back in the same bowl. Maybe you could find some little squash for kid sized portions.

  6. Sarah March 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Love this, it’s one of my favs to make when we have lots of spaghetti squash from the garden! It was a win win since I had another way to get my Mexican/Southwestern fix and use up all the spaghetti squash!
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    • JulieWunder March 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      I’ve never grown spaghetti squash! I’ll have to try it this year. How big are the vines?

  7. Annmarie March 7, 2016 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Love stuffed spaghetti squash- this looks so good!
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  8. Faith VanderMolen March 7, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Ah, if I could find spaghetti squash here in China, I would make this in a heart beat. So many of my favorite foods in one recipe. YUM!

  9. Karly March 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    This is my kind of meal! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  10. Rosey Rebecca March 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Oh this looks wonderful! Going to pin and add it to my weekly menu soon!
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  11. Ivanna March 1, 2016 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    I’m going to try this I have a squash now that I need to use…perfect timing!
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  12. Farrah March 1, 2016 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Yay for spaghetti squash! That looks all sorts of amazing! <3 I want some for this weekend! 😀

    (I feel ya on starting blog posts–especially my recipe ones. Tis a struggle indeed!)
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Haha! I know and then bad things happen like that. I’m trying to add more life stories to them instead of just… this food is good and you should try it… 🙂

  13. [email protected] March 1, 2016 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    This looks and sounds delicious. I have made spaghetti squash a few times but have only put mozzarella and tomato sauce on it. I really need to jazz it up like you did.

  14. Mandi Korn March 1, 2016 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Yummy and healthy, thanks for sharing
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  15. Andrea on Vacation March 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I have a love/hate relationship with spaghetti squash. Some times I make it and is delicious and other times I just want to gag. It is probably my fault because I cook it wrong 🙂
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  16. Mary Beth Jackson March 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I love spaghetti squash! This looks yummy and a fun way to fix it! Very creative 🙂
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  17. I eat stuffed spaghetti squash all the time it’s the best and so filling!
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

      I could not agree more. It’s such a versatile plant! Great for us veg heads.

  18. [email protected] March 1, 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I love the idea of stuffed spaghetti squash! This would be perfect for taco Tuesday, right?
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Totally! Or Taco Thursday or Moe’s Monday or Mexican Wednesday…. or Friday… haha. Any excuse for Mexican food in my world.

  19. Susie @ SuzLyfe March 1, 2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Well isn’t this just a squash bowel of goodness! LOVE it!
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  20. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy March 1, 2016 at 6:20 am - Reply

    This looks amazing, but it makes me sad that spaghetti squash is so difficult to find in the UK. Like, near on impossible, so I miss out on making delicious things like this.
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Oh man! That stinks! You could probably do it with zoodles too.

  21. Jess @ run pink March 1, 2016 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Wow! This looks tasty. Brilliant recipe Julie. I’m definitely going to try this. I have all the ingredients except the squash. But that’s a quick fix. 😉 Thank you for sharing this recipe. I too love Mexican food way more than I ought…
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

      Thanks Jess! I’m so glad you like the recipe. I hope you’ll get a chance to make it. It was sooooo yummy.

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