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Creamy Green Chili Spaghetti Squash Bake
$7.92 recipe, $1.98 serving
Creamy Green Chili Spaghetti Squash Bake is an easy, healthy recipe perfect as a side dish or main meal! This Mexican inspired dish is naturally vegan, gluten free, Whole30, low carb and paleo friendly! No coconut milk! This creamy green chili sauce is made with cashews and is completely dairy free!
Cut the spaghetti squash and remove the seeds. See notes below for tips on how to cut spaghetti squash easier.
Cook the spaghetti squash. Cook using the tips below or bake in a 400F oven for 45-50 minutes.
While the spaghetti squash is cooking, make the creamy green chili sauce by combining the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend on high 1 minute.
While the spaghetti squash is cooking, make the peppers. Preheat a cast iron skillet or stainless steel pan over medium to medium high heat. Add the avocado oil and the frozen peppers. Cook 7-10 minutes until defrosted and most of the liquid has cooked off. You may need to strain off the excess liquid.
When the spaghetti squash is done cooking, carefully scrape out the noodles, keep the skins.
Add the spaghetti squash noodles to the pan of cooked peppers.
Add the creamy green chili sauce and stir well.
Stuff the spaghetti squash back into the hollowed out shell or add the spaghetti squash mixture into a 8X8 casserole dish.
Broil for 5 minutes to create a crust on the top.
To make it easier to cut into a spaghetti squash: Carefully poke 2 holes in the spaghetti squash (close together) like you would for baked potatoes. Place the squash cut side up in the microwave for 5 minutes or in a preheating oven for 5-10 minutes.Check out the Fastest 3 Ways to Cook a Spaghetti Squash (including using the oven, the microwave or the Instant Pot).3 super simple ways to soak cashews:
Simply add fresh, filtered water to a bowl of cashews and allow it to sit out at room temperature for about 8 hours. Drain the water before using the cashews.
Bring water to a boil, add the cashews and allow to boil 2-3 minutes. Drain the water before using the cashews.
Add water and cashews to a microwave safe container. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Drain the water before using the cashews.
Make it a meal: Add you favorite protein including shredded or cubed chicken, sausage, shrimp or beans!Store cooked spaghetti squash casserole in the fridge for up to 5 days.