A delicious Mexican twist for your spaghetti squash! If you want more protein, add some chicken fajita meat or taco meat.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
45 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 2-quart casserole


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.

  • Cut squash in 1/2 lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds. Add a few drops of oil to each 1/2 and spread using a pastry brush. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place cut-side down in the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the hot oil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Remove cooked squash from the oven and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Remove strands from squash using a fork or spoon and place them into a large bowl. Add black beans, sauteed veggies, 1/2 cup Mexican cheese, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper; mix well. Spoon mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Mexican cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with tomatoes, avocado, and olives. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes:

Microwave squash for 3 to 4 minutes if it is too hard to cut in half.

Initial baking time of squash will depend on the size of your squash. If it is small, check at 25 minutes; if large, it may take 35 to 40 minutes. It is done when a steak knife can be easily inserted into the skin. Do not overcook, or it will be mushy.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 19.5g 6% DV; fat 12g 18% DV; cholesterol 12.1mg 4% DV; sodium 520.6mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Very good. Will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
Left out the green pepper due to intolerance. The dish was delicious and we will make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made it according to the recipe given. it was very good and a nice addition to our meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good. Will make it again. Read More