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Taco in Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash transforms into a noodle-like texture when roasted. To easier cut it in half, pierce it many times with a fork then microwave for 3-4 minutes. Afterward, carefully remove and place on the cutting board. Then it should be easier to cut in half.

Only two dollars per serving,188 calories, and 15 grams of protein. Now that’s smart!

Spaghetti squash & Taco Boats

Great way of adding more vegetables to your day
Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 188 kcal


  • 600 gram spaghetti squash equals 1 small
  • 200 gram lean ground beef I use Trader joes 96/4
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 20 gram onion
  • 20 gram bell pepper
  • 30 gram/ml tomato sace
  • 0.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 0.5 teaspoon oregano
  • 0.5 teaspoon cumin
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon chili powder
  • 28 gram shredded cheese I use velveeta


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
  • Spray the inside with non-stick spray or lightly brush olive oil on it.
  • Place the squash facing down on a parchment-covered baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Brown the ground beef with minced garlic, diced onion, and bell pepper.
  • Add spices and tomato sauce. Let simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add half the filing to each spaghetti half, top with cheese, and let bake in the oven for another 5 minutes.Se


Serve topped with salsa, pico de gallo, and your favorite taco toppings like fresh cilantro or sour cream.
If making this a day before or meal prepping, store the cooked spaghetti squash, and ground beef mix separately. When ready to assemble, heat them individually in a microwave, or in the oven. Top with cheese and let it melt before serving.

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