Site Navigation

Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas


Who doesn’t love Mexican food?!  Here’s a great way to sneak in some extra veggies and your family will be none the wiser.  They will likely even ask for seconds!  (Don’t worry, it’ll be our little secret that these are actually loaded with nutrients).

Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas

Share it!
By: She Likes Food
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes


  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1 medium sized spaghetti squash
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small can of corn (8.75 oz), drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 oz can of green chilies, you can drain a little of the liquid out if you want
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce, more or less depending on how saucy you like your enchiladas
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated (a Mexican blend works well)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • Cilantro, for garnish, if desired


Here are your instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Using a sharp knife, cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds.

  3. Using a metal spoon, scrape out the spaghetti squash by running the spoon down the inside of the squash. It should be easy to get out and it will come out in small pieces.

  4. Scrape until you have about 3 cups.

  5. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Then add the spaghetti squash and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 10 minutes, until spaghetti squash is soft and tender.

  6. Add the black beans, corn, and green chilies to the pan.

  7. Then add the spices

  8. Cook mixture until everything is heated through.

  9. Pour 3/4 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9×12 baking dish.

  10. Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave to help prevent them from breaking when rolling.

  11. Fill each tortilla with about 2/3 cup of filling, roll, and place in baking dish edge side down.

  12. Repeat until you have all of your tortillas filled.

  13. Pour about 1 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas.

  14. Sprinkle cheese over the top.

  15. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted.

  16. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired. ENJOY!!

Recipe Notes

Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.  ENJOY!!

Share it!
Credit: She Likes Food