Mexican Spaghetti Squash Bake


You’ve stumbled in the front door after a busy day, only to find the dog has eaten your best bra. The newspaper is somehow dangling from the ceiling fan, and the kids look hungry. It’s time for round two: dinner.

This dish is easy to prepare in advance, and can be assembled and frozen prior to baking.Gluten-free and low-carb, this is a great induction meal with zip! (Thank you, Cindy, for the corrections.)

Less cheese on top means less fat and calories (and more room for toppings). For spiced hamburger tips, see the link within the recipe.

Mexican spaghetti squash bake
4 cups spaghetti squash (about 1 whole squash, baked and prepared)
2 eggs
½ cup spaghetti or tomato sauce
¼ cup water
1 cup spiced hamburger
1/2 cup green pepper
1/4 cup red onion
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
toppings:
shredded cheddar
sour cream
fresh shredded lettuce
sliced black olives
salsa
guacamole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a casserole, mix all ingredients except cheese. Top with cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Add toppings, either to the dish, or on the side.

Makes 8 1/2 cup servings.

Nutritional Information for 1/2 cup spaghetti squash, with cheese only added (1/8 cup).  No calculations were made for other toppings, listed above: Calories: 147, Carbohydrates: 7.5 g, Fiber: 1.5 g, Net Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 9.5 g

 


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Comments

  1. I made this tonight for dinner. It was wonderful! Thank you for this recipe. It was my husband's introduction to spaghetti squash, and he loved it, too.

  2. Jamie aka Carbarella says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! I am so glad you guys liked this dish!

  3. Sarah Elizabeth says:

    Made this tonight and it was heavenly! Thank you Jamie

  4. For some reason I can’t see the link for the spiced hamburger. Can you email it?

  5. Many links for your recipes in http://www.lowcarbfriends.com link to examiner.com, however, those links are broken. They go to your current site but not to the recipes they are supposed to go to.

    • It is a pain, I know. A lot of those links went to my other site, so when I changed sites, a lot of the links broke. I am really sorry about that! I’m working really hard today to ensure all recipes, lists, menus and links function fully on this site.

  6. Is there a certain tomato sauce you use….don’t know of any that
    are low carb.

    • Hi, Tonya! You can use any cheap, store-bought pizza sauce with no sugar added, since it’s spiced, jarred, and ready for use! Also, because it’s thinner, it goes farther than a thicker sauce. Want the pizza sauce thicker? You can always reduce it in a pan on the stove over medium heat, stirring every couple of minutes to keep from burning.

  7. I’m new to cooking well … 4c prepared. Is that chpped?

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