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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
45 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Turkey Chorizo:
Spaghetti Squash:

Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and brush cut sides with olive oil. Place squash cut-side down on prepared baking sheet.

  • Roast in preheated oven until squash is soft, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

  • 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.

  • Stir in beans, corn, diced green chilies, and tomatoes; cover and simmer 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Fluff spaghetti squash strands with a fork, keeping them in the shells.

  • Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • 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

546 calories; protein 42.6g 85% DV; carbohydrates 62.5g 20% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 100mg 33% DV; sodium 1600.3mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2017
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 LilSnoo has changed my mind with this keeper recipe. Loved it! Also loved using homemade turkey chorizo. But I confess to never having regular chorizo before. Perfect mix of flavors. I didn't have the roasted tomatoes on hand so I used diced regular and I also used the mozzarella cheese I had on hand. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2019
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2017
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 LilSnoo has changed my mind with this keeper recipe. Loved it! Also loved using homemade turkey chorizo. But I confess to never having regular chorizo before. Perfect mix of flavors. I didn't have the roasted tomatoes on hand so I used diced regular and I also used the mozzarella cheese I had on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2017
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 directed. The only change that I made was to combine an entire can of whole kernel corn (drained) an entire can of black beans (drained and rinsed) and an entire can of the green chiles with the diced tomatoes before simmering with the turkey. The grocery store only had one giant spaghetti squash (5.5lbs). So as another reviewer suggested I turned it into a casserole. I removed the squash from the shell and placed in a lasagna dish. I then placed the chorizo mixture and cheese on top and heated as directed. We loved this and will definitely make it again. Though it's quite time consuming so it'll need to be a weekend Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2017
Wonderful low fat dish. I love the use of the squash. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2017
This was an fabulous dish. Takes a little time to prepare but each bite was phenomenal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2018
Delicious recipe!!! Will definitely be making this again:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2018
tho myself and my child love the squash in general by itself my husband is not a fan of the squash but he loves the stuffing mix. i will in fact make this again when the cold weather hits. it is a tad spicy for me but i will next time omit some of the heat. this was my first time making this and it was AWESOME goes great with tortilla chips as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2018
Like another person said don't let the long list of ingredients put you off. I had all of these on hand. My advice if you don't: build it up gradually then make this. I LOVED this. I used ground chicken and fresh corn. I also used monterrey jack cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
Delicious beyond expectations... Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2019