Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Bowls

Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Boats

Not ready to let go of holiday indulgences? We love these delicious and healthy enchilada “bowls” because they are low fat and high in protein! Feed your spirit and your body well. Add ground chicken or extra lean beef for additional protein if you desire. Make a few more and have delicious, warming leftovers on a chilly winter night. Enjoy in confidence!


2 small spaghetti squash
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8th tsp kosher salt
Black pepper, to taste
1 1/3 cups homemade enchilada sauce (see here)
1 cup part-skim shredded Mexican cheese blend
Chopped cilantro and scallions for garnish


*Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or two if they don’t fit). Cut the squash in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and soft yellow strands. Brush the inside of the squash with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place the squash facedown on the baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the flesh easily pierces with a fork.
*Once the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape the inside so the strands appear. Spoon enough of the enchilada sauce mixture inside each squash bowl until almost full.

*Top evenly with the cheese and transfer them to the oven and bake another 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is hot. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with cilantro and scallions and serve immediately!


Servings: 4, Serving Size: 1 bowl
Calories: 183
Protein: 10 grams
Carb: 18.5 grams
Fat: 10 grams