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Enchilada-Style Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans

5
Point(s)
Total Time
55 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This vegetarian meal is hearty, filling, offers you a generous portion, and requires only five ingredients. Since enchilada sauce provides the flavor base, be sure to choose one you love and at the spice level you enjoy. Leftovers hold up and reheat well, so this is a great make-ahead option.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked spaghetti squash

2 medium, about 2 1/2 pounds each

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Canned low sodium black beans

1½ cup(s), rinsed and drained

Canned enchilada sauce

1 cup(s), red variety

Shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese

1 cup(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

¼ cup(s), thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a sheet pan with foil.
  2. Cut each squash in half lengthwise; scoop out and discard the seeds and membranes. Coat the cut sides of the squash halves with cooking spray and sprinkle evenly with the salt and black pepper. Arrange the squash halves, cut side down, on the prepared pan. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. Remove the squash from the oven and reduce the heat to 375°F. Turn the squash over; scrape with a fork into spaghetti-like strands, leaving the strands inside the squash shells. Divide the beans evenly among the squash shells. Spoon ⅓ cup enchilada sauce into each squash shell; sprinkle ⅓ cup cheese over each. Bake until the cheese melts, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven; sprinkle with the scallions.
  4. Serving size: 1 filled squash half