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Spaghetti Squash with Chili

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 20 mins Bake 45 mins to 50 mins Cook 350°F 10 mins
Spaghetti Squash with Chili
Ingredients
  • 1 2  pound  spaghetti squash
  • 8  ounces  lean ground beef
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can  diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 11  ounce can  no-salt-added corn, drianed
  • 1 8  ounce can  no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 2  teaspoons  chili powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
  •  Fresh oregano leaves (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Halve the spaghetti squash lengthwise and remove seeds and membranes. Place squash halves, cut sides down, on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly. Using a fork, shred and separate the spaghetti squash into strands.

Meanwhile, for sauce::

2. In a medium saucepan, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.

3. Stir in undrained tomatoes and green chiles, corn, tomato sauce, tomato paste, chili powder, and dried oregano. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until desired consistency.

4. Serve meat sauce with spaghetti squash. If desired, sprinkle with fresh oregano.

From the Test KitchenMicrowave Directions for Squash:
  • Place one squash half, cut side down, in a microwave-safe baking dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender; remove and keep warm. Repeat with second half. Continue as directed.
Nutrition Facts (Spaghetti Squash with Chili)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 326,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 43,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 38,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 16,
  • vit. A (IU) 1118,
  • vit. C (mg) 25,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 6,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 36,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 395,
  • Potassium (mg) 1083,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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