Taco Spaghetti Squash

Dana Ramsey

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@DRamsey

My husband loves to garden and each year he always makes sure we have plenty of this really wonderful squash so I keep trying to find new ways to make it. This recipe I created last night as my son wanted tacos. My husband and I usually eat taco salads but I decided to try it with the squash. It was really good and he loved it! Picture to follow.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
lean burger
1 pkg
low sodium taco seasoning
1 pkg
uncle ben's cajun rice - microwavable
1 medium
spaghetti squash
2 c
shredded cheese of your choice
toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced halapeno peppers, salsa and additional cheese or any of your favorite toppings

Directions Step-By-Step

1
You can slice the spaghetti squash in half and place cut side down in a pan with about 1 inch of water or you can take a knife and vent the top by poking slits in with the knife and bake at 375° for 45 to 50 minutes. I do not cut my squash in half.
2
While squash is baking brown burger and follow the directions according to the taco seasoning package. Let simmer for about 15 minutes. Cook the rice according to the package and dump into the taco meat mixture. Simmer until the squash is cooked.
3
Once the squash is cooked, either scoop out the pulp or carefully cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and discard or eat them if you want (they are good too), put the cooked squash in a casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray, put the meat and rice mixture on top, place cheese and put in the oven for a few minutes until cheese is melted. (If your oven cooled down set at 350° again). Once the cheese is melted top with lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, salsa, and additional cheese if you want.

About this Recipe

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy