Spicy Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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Spaghetti squash is usually served as a side dish, or Italian style, but I wanted to try something different. I recently came up with this recipe for Spicy Stuffed Spaghetti Squash!

I baked the squash, pulled out the strands of squash and mixed them with a spicy southwestern style tomato filling.

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A spicy frying pan filled with stuffed spaghetti squash.

Then I put all the filling back into the empty squash shells.

Two spicy stuffed spaghetti squash boats filled with meat and vegetables.

Of course I had to top it with cheese, because cheese makes everything taste even better.  Then I baked it again to melt the cheese and served it for dinner.  It was delicious!

Spicy stuffed acorn squash with meat and cheese.

The sweetness of the squash and tomatoes blended perfectly with the spicy sausage and seasoning.  My son had three helpings, and he won’t usually even eat squash!  One of the reasons I like spaghetti squash is because it has a delicate flavor, which makes it very versatile. 

I used one link of chorizo style sausage to add flavor and spiciness.  I love chorizo sausage, but it is pretty fattening, so I like to use it in recipes like this, where a little goes a long way.

This would also work well as a vegetarian dish, by removing the sausage and adding black or kidney beans.  Corn would also we a good addition to this, and I meant to add some to the recipe, but I didn’t have any my freezer!

4.72 from 7 votes

Spicy Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Published By Anne
Indulge in a twist on classic comfort food with this spaghetti squash recipe. Packed with spiced ground beef and melted cheese.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 link chorizo sausage chopped
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 can tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Slice the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out all the seeds.
    1 spaghetti squash
  • Bake cut side down for 45 minutes until the squash is soft and squishy. You can also microwave the whole spaghetti squash, checking it every 5 minutes to see if it is soft. But I don’t like to cut it and take the seeds out when it is hot, so I prefer to use the oven even though it takes longer.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. When the oil is hot add the onion and pepper and sautefor 10 minutes.
    1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 onion, 1/2 yellow pepper
  • Add the garlic and sausage and all the spices and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
    2 cloves garlic, 1 link chorizo sausage, 2 teaspoon cumin, 2 teaspoon oregano, 2 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Add the diced tomatoes and keep the mixture on low heat until the spaghetti squash is ready.
    1/2 can tomatoes
  • When the squash is done use a fork to take out the strands, leaving the shells behind.
  • Stir the spaghetti squash strands into the mixture in the skillet. Then spoon it all back into the spaghetti squash shell, mounding it up so it all fits.
  • Top the squash halves with cheddar cheese, and put it back into the oven for 10-15 minutes to bake.
    1/2 cup cheddar cheese

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1469mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1815IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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27 thoughts on “Spicy Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe”

  1. Spaghetti squash is one of my FAVES!!! And this is such a fun new take on it… Thank you so much for bringing your recipe to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you’ll join us again this weekend!

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