Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl
This Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl features ingredients you might enjoy in a burrito served over spaghetti squash. This does have some carbs; see the option in the post for making it into a low-carb burrito bowl.
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This delicious Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl is especially for all the vegetarians trying to eat healthy in January. But if you’re not a vegetarian, switch out the black beans in this recipe for some browned ground beef and it can be a delicious low-carb recipe as well! And this recipe is a close cousin to the Greek Salad Spaghetti Squash Bowl I made during the summer, and this one is equally delicious.
Jake and I both thought this was amazing, especially with a double dose of the Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) we’re both so fond of!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- spaghetti squash
- olive oil
- ground cumin (affiliate link)
- Vege-Sal (affiliate link), or a little salt
- Minced Garlic (affiliate link)
- ground cumin (affiliate link)
- Chili Powder (affiliate link)
- canned black beans
- canned diced green chiles
- canned vegetable broth
- Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link)
- fresh squeezed lime juice, I used my fresh-frozen lime juice
- cherry tomatoes
What else could you add to this spaghetti squash bowl?
Some other things you could serve over this bowl meal include olives, sour cream, grated cheese, pico de gallo, Cotija cheese, or Queso Fresca.
How can you make the Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl low in carbs?
If you want to use spaghetti squash for a burrito bowl meal that’s lower in carbs, just replace the can of black beans with one pound (or slightly more) ground beef or turkey that’s been browned well.
What if you’re not a fan of cilantro?
If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy the flavor of cilantro, just replace it with thinly-sliced green onion in this recipe.
Want more spaghetti squash recipes?
Check out Cheesy Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Recipes for lots more ideas for cooking spaghetti squash from Kalyn’s Kitchen and other blogs around the web.
How to make this Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)
- Cut the squash into quarters, scrape out seeds, rub with olive oil and seasonings, and roast at 400F/200C until the strands separate easily.
- Drain black beans into a colander and rinse well with cold water. Let beans drain well. (If you’re making the low-carb version, brown the ground beef or turkey in a frying pan, adding a little olive oil as needed.)
- Saute the onions in olive oil until they start to brown. Then add minced garlic, ground cumin, and chili powder and cook 1-2 minutes more.
- Add diced green chiles, vegetable broth, and a generous amount of Green Tabasco Sauce, and let the mixture simmer on low heat while the squash cooks.
- To prepare the salsa, dice a large avocado into bite-sized pieces and toss with olive oil. (This keeps the avocado from turning brown.)
- Cut tomatoes into small pieces until you have enough to make a cup.
- Chop up 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, or green onion if you don’t want cilantro.
- Stir the salsa ingredients together, then stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1-2 more tablespoons of lime juice, plus a little salt.
- After about 50 minutes, take the squash out of the oven and let cool enough to shred apart with a fork.
- Then use a fork to scrape off the strands into a bowl, discarding the skin. The beans (or meat) are ready when all the liquid is cooked down.
- To assemble bowls, put 1/4 of the spaghetti squash into the bottom of a bowl. Top with 1/4 of the black bean (or meat) mixture. Then add a generous amount of the salsa mixture.
- Serve right away, with Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) or your favorite hot sauce to add at the table.
Make it a Meal:
I think Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro would be a nice side dish for this if you want a bigger meal.
More Ideas with Spaghetti Squash:
Greek Salad Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Spaghetti Squash and Chard Gratin
Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Pesto and Parmesan
Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl
This Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl is a delicious meatless dish, or replace the black beans with browned ground beef and this can be a low-carb meal.
- 1 medium spaghetti squash
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. Vege-Sal or a little salt
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 onion, diced small
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- one 15 oz. can black beans (see notes)
- one 4 oz. can diced green Anaheim chiles
- one 14.5 oz. can vegetable broth
- 2 tsp. Green Tabasco Sauce (more or less to taste)
- 1 large avocado, diced
- 1 T + 2 T fresh squeezed lime juice (I used my fresh-frozen lime juice)
- 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped finely (or sliced green onion)
- 1 T olive oil
- Vege-Sal or salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400F/200C. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Cut the spaghetti squash into quarters and scrape out seeds; then rub the upper part of squash with a little olive oil, ground cumin (affiliate link), and Vege-Sal (affiliate link) or a little salt. Roast squash until the strands pull apart easily, about 50 minutes.
- Drain the cans of black beans into a colander placed in the sink and rinse well until no more foam appears. Let beans drain well.
- Heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a medium-sized non-stick frying pan and cook onion over medium-high heat until it’s starting to lightly brown.
- Add the minced garlic, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and 1 teaspoon ground chili powder and cook 1-2 minutes more.
- Add the drained black beans, can of diced green chiles (affiliate link), vegetable broth, and Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) to taste.
- Turn heat to low and let the mixture simmer while the spaghetti squash roasts.
- Peel the avocado and dice into pieces about 1/2 inch across. Put avocado pieces into a medium-sized bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon lime juice (I used my fresh-frozen lime juice).
- Dice tomatoes into small pieces and finely chop cilantro and add to the bowl with the avocado, then stir in the olive oil and 2 tablespoons more lime juice. Season to taste with Vege-Sal or a little salt.
- When the squash is done enough to easily shred apart into spaghetti-like strands, remove from the oven and let cool a few minutes. When squash has cooled just enough to handle, use a fork to pull the squash apart into a bowl.
- Check black bean mixture to make sure the vegetable broth has evaporated enough that the mixture is nearly dry. (If not, cook a few minutes over higher heat as needed.)
- To assemble the bowls, place 1/4 the spaghetti squash into the bottom of a serving bowl. Top with 1/4 the black bean mixture and a generous amount of salsa.
- Serve the bowls right away, with Green Tabasco Sauce or your favorite hot sauce to add at the table.
If you have black beans in the freezer, use 1 3/4 cups cooked black beans. You can also use more beans if you prefer.
If this makes more than you will eat at one meal, ingredients can be refrigerated separately and then reheated and combined the next day, but it’s definitely better freshly made. I don’t think it would last more than overnight in the fridge.
Recipe was created by Kalyn and inspired by Greek Salad Spaghetti Squash Bowl.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1605mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 16gSugar: 11gProtein: 11g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Dried beans are a low-glycemic ingredient, but they’re a limited food for Phase One of the original South Beach Diet so limit serving size for this Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl if you’re eating this for Phase One. If you want to make this a low-carb recipe, skip the black beans and replace with browned ground beef.
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39 Comments on “Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl”
Hey Sarah, came back to say that if I may be bold enough to offer a suggestion, this Slow Cooker Vegan Brown Rice Mexican Bowl has similar flavors and would be much easier to make for a crowd if you can borrow enough slow cookers. That recipe serves 6, but if you used a large 6 quart slow cooker you could double it. Either way, good luck!
Hi Sarah, it does say in the recipe "makes 4 servings." That is assuming the spaghetti squash is not too small.
Hey! Wondering how many servings this makes? Looks great, just trying to cook for a group of 30 so needing to multiply
Jillian, so glad you enjoyed it!
I loved this! I had to finagle a few of the ingredients (didn't have chili powder, used fajita seasoning, didn't have ground cumin, used cumin seeds, couldn't find the peppers, used mild jalapenos) but it turned out great! I also added cheese and salsa on top. I had some of the bean mix left over and got two more meals out of it, scrambling it in with eggs on top of sauteed kale, topped with cheese, avocado, and salsa, which was great! Brava!
Laura, so glad you enjoyed it!
I tried out this recipe a few weeks back, and it was a hit! I loved the pictures showing the progress of the cooking as you were making it, especially the onion/bean mixture. That helped a lot. Living in Austin, I try a lot of mexican variations to dishes – that's why this one caught my eye. I did a full on review of this dish recently in my blog, and I've got other friends/family wanting to try it, too. I love when that happens. So thanks!
Bill, my pleasure. Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for all of the great recipes Kalyn. Will try this soon.
Pamela, I'll have to try that. So glad you enjoyed it!
Made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit! Delicious!
My secret to spaghetti squash is to roast it cut side down so that some of the moisture cooks out and it's not soggy.
Thank you for your recipes. Keep up the good work!
Thanks Kiersten. I agree it's not much as a substitute for pasta, but I love it in this type of dish where it just provides a base for the other flavors.
It took me a long time to warm up to spaghetti squash, but now I'm a convert! I've had it with Italian flavors before, but I've never thought to make it Mexican-style–great idea!
Jean, so glad you like it!
Kalyn, that looks like a treat! I love all the ingredients, so why didn't *I* think of this?! 😀
Joanne, I'm having fun exploring the endless variety of things that taste good on top of spaghetti squash!
I feel like with spaghetti squash, a vegetarian could totally get through Phase 1! And I love all these Mexican flavors you've spiced it up with.
Janet, my pleasure!
Oh, I just noticed the link to my broccoli bowl. Thank you so much for the link love. 🙂
What a great idea, Kalyn. I haven't had any spaghetti squash yet this year. I should remedy that pronto. 🙂