Cheesy Taco Spaghetti Squash!


It’s time for me to start posting more recipes. I get caught up in dining out, taking the easy way out for dinner, and forgetting that I do in fact have a food blog. Its my job to fulfill that! Charlotte is filled with tons of great restaurants and I want to try as many as I can.

Monday afternoon I made a healthy cheesy Mexican taco spaghetti squash dish. It was phenomenal and super healthy. It was packed with fiber and protein. This recipe made so much! The leftovers were even better! I stuffed my omelet with the spaghetti squash for dinner on Monday night. I will probably add the cold leftovers on shredded lettuce for lunch today. There are so many ways to eat this dish. Another great part of this recipe is the fact that it only took about 30 minutes to make.

All you need is…

*2 Large green bell peppers, sliced, *1 large red pepper, sliced, *1 large vidalia onion, sliced, *2 jalapeños seeded and diced, *1 tbsp olive oil, *1 packet low sodium taco seasoning, *1 1/2 lbs ground turkey, *1 large spaghetti squash, *1 can corn, *1 can low sodium black beans, *1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies, *2 cups Mexican cheese.


Add onions, jalapeños, and peppers to a frying pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cook them up for about 7 minutes. Once they are slightly brown, add in the ground turkey burger and cook on medium until turkey is fully cooked.


While the turkey and vegetables are cooking, prepare the spaghetti squash. I took the easy way out and did the microwave method. It saves about 45 minutes. Slice the squash in half and remove the seeds. Slice the halves until you have four slices. Spray the slices with cookies spray and place them in the microwave. Cooke for about 10 minutes. Each microwave is difference and it all depends on the size of your squash. After the squash is cooked, scrape it into a bowl.

In a strainer, drain the corn, tomatoes, and black beans.


Add spaghetti squash, black beans, tomatoes, peppers, jalapeños, onions, and turkey to a mixing bowl. I miss calculated and had an over flow. It’s better to start with a larger bowl.


Add the packet of taco seasoning.


I had to move all of the ingredients into a large bowl to do the mixing.

Stir in the cheese and let it melt. If you want, you could add it to a baking dish with cheese on top and continue to bake it. I would have done this if I wasn’t in a hurry.


I served the spaghetti squash with plain chobani yogurt, avocado slices and cheese!


This recipes makes 13 servings. 

2 Cups per serving: 250 calories, 29 g carbs, 5 g fat, 26 g protein, 7 g fiber, 7 g sugar


  • Olivia


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  • linda

    Made this last night! SO GOOD!

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  • collin

    mouth droooooool

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  • Shelby Parsonson

    Do you think this is something I could make in advance and possibly freeze?

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  • footnotes and finds

    yum! definitely going to try this! but i will omit the turkey since i’m vegetarian 🙂

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  • sarah

    Is there a good way to strain the squash? I feel like every time I make spaghetti squash it’s watery, particularly the next day.

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  • Carmy

    This looks SO delicious! oh my goodness. Now I’m starting to feel hungry ):

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  • Pedro92

    This looks amazing!!!! And thanks so much for including the nutritional breakdown – super handy for those of us still working our way down to a healthy weight using calorie counting 🙂 Your mexican recipes are a godsend for me – it’s my ALL TIME favourite cuisine, and with your recipes I can stay on track without depriving myself of the things I love 🙂

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  • Toni

    This looks so yummy, currently obessed with spaghetti squash! Totally need to try this with ground chicken though (dont like ground turkey). I make my own taco seasoning with basically no sodium. (1 tablespoon:chili powder, 2 teaspoons: onion powder, 1 teaspoon of the following: ground cumin, garlic powder, paprika, ground oregano … 3tbps of mixture per 1lb meat) I got all the ingredients from the dollar store including a container made a huge tub of it for like $8 bucks. Even better if you split with a friend 🙂

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  • Meme @ Making Healthy a Lifestyle

    Yum! This looks delicious. I love spaghetti squash, but have never thought of adding taco seasoning to it. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  • Jennifer

    This looks so good, I can’t wait to try it! Any chance you could do a “print recipe” feature? That would be really helpful 🙂

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