Cajun Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Cajun Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This will certainly put a little kick with cajun  into any special gathering.

Servings: Serves 4

Heart Smart Lactose Intolerant Vegan Allergen Friendly Dairy Free Vegetarian
Recipe Directions
Nutrition Information

Ingredients

  • 2 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 container GO Veggie! Dairy Free Chive & Garlic Cream Cheese
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped kale (about 2 leaves)

Instructions

Heat the oven to 350ºF. Place the squash on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the tomato paste, cajun seasoning, and paprika; cook 1-2 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a simmer.

Stir in the cream cheese. Once the cheese is melted, add the beans, red bell pepper, and jalapeno. Reduce heat to low and let reduce by ¼, about 20 minutes. Stir in the kale.

With a sharp chef’s knife, cut the squash in half crosswise. Discard the seeds.

Use the tines of a fork to separate the flesh of the squash into spaghetti-like strings, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Remove the strings and stir into the sauce, then ladle the sauce into the center of each squash.

Serve immediately.