Thursday, November 4, 2010

Southwestern Spaghette Squash - I wanna try this

Southwestern Spaghetti Squash (serves 4)

1 spaghetti squash (3 pounds)
1 (14 ounce) can Mexican-style tomatoes, undrained
1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup monterey jack cheese, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut squash in half lengthwise.
Remove and discard seeds.
Place squash, cut side down, in greased baking pan.
Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until just tender.
Using fork, remove spaghetti-like strands from hot squash and place strands in large bowl.
Add tomatoes with juice, beans, 1/2 cup cheese, cilantro, cumin, garlic salt and pepper; toss well. (I mixed all this together while the squash was baking to save time)
Spray 1 1/2 quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
Spoon mixture into casserole.
Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
Bake uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.
Serve immediately.
I served it with corn chips, avocado, and sour cream on top. Perfect fall meal.