Made entirely of veggies, you can’t go wrong with this classic dish that tastes great and is good for you!
1 spaghetti squash (about 3 lbs)
Veggies of your choice (I recommend red onion and mushrooms)
1 can (14.5oz) crushed tomatoes, or more depending on how much sauce you want
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
Seasonings to taste (salt, pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, etc.)
Optional meat or meat substitute (I used veggie sausage)
Slice the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place flat sides down on a pan and roast in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, sautee the garlic, onions, and mushrooms.
Add in can of crushed tomatoes and seasonings to taste.
(If you are adding meat or meat substitute, cook this separately and combine it with the crushed tomatoes and veggies).
Simmer for 20 minutes.
When the spaghetti squash is done, use a fork to scrape out the innards.
Serve fresh with a sprinkle of cheese on top!
This delicious chili recipe has a hint of cinnamon for a slightly sweet flavor. Or, you can add in more chipotle peppers if you prefer more heat.
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 ½ lb butternut squash, chopped in ½ inch cubes
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (or more or less, depending on preferred heat and taste)
1 tsp cumin
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 bay leaf
2x 15oz black beans, rinsed
1x 14oz can diced tomatoes, including liquid
1x 14oz can broth
Salt to taste
Toppings as desired (i.e., avocado, cheese, etc.)
Warm the oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add in onion, bell peppers, and butternut squash. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions start to turn translucent.
Turn heat down to medium-low and add in garlic, chili powder, chipotle peppers, cumin and cinnamon. Cook until fragrant.
Add in bay leaf, black beans, tomatoes (with juices) and broth. Stir to combine.
Simmer for about 45 minutes to one hour. Taste it half through and add more chipotle peppers for more heat.
Chili is done when butternut squash is tender and liquid has reduced. Add salt to taste, and don’t forget to remove the bay leaf.