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Southwestern Spaghetti Squash

Southwestern Spaghetti Squash

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Roast & Saute
  • Cuisine: Southwestern
  • Diet: Vegan


With black beans, peppers and corn, this easy southwestern spaghetti squash is seasoned with a mix of cumin, chili powder and paprika. It’s finished with diced avocado and cilantro.


  • For spaghetti squash
  • 1 3-pound spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For peppers, beans & corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro plus more for serving
  • 1 avocado, diced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Slice the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Rub the squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Place the squash cut-side down and roast for 40 minutes until the squash can be easily pierced with a paring knife.
  4. When the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to remove the flesh.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes until they start to soften and turn translucent. Then add the peppers and continue sautéing for 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the black beans, corn, cumin, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Let the mixture warm for a couple minutes.
  7. Fold in the spaghetti squash and cilantro.
  8. Serve with diced avocado and additional cilantro.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat leftovers in 30-second blasts in the microwave, stirring after each one to distribute the heat. Add the avocado and more chopped cilantro after the squash is finished in the microwave.

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