Spaghetti Squash Taco Skillet Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Spaghetti Squash Taco Skillet is a great weeknight dish that comes together in minutes. And gluten free!

It must have been two years ago now that I was first introduced to spaghetti squash; I lived nearly all my life to that point without ever trying it. It was life changing.

I absolutely LOVE cooking with spaghetti squash now and use it frequently throughout the week.

Spaghetti Squash Taco Skillet Photo

I think I have a not-so-secret fetish with preparing it, something about scraping all that squash out and seeing it turn from something inconsequential to something delicious is just relaxing to me. It’s weird, I know.

Regardless, spaghetti squash is delicious and it can be prepared in a variety of ways.

Spaghetti Squash Taco Skillet Picture

I recently was craving my taco pasta, but I decided to swap the pasta with the spaghetti squash. It was an instant hit at our home and now on the menu rotation regularly!

Instead of ground beef with this dish, I decided to use ground chicken - but you can use beef, turkey, or chicken based on your preference. I have actually found recently that unlike years past, I can get ground chicken cheaper than I can get ground beef at the store, so we have that more now.

Spaghetti Squash Taco Skillet Image

Using ground chicken is probably a good thing diet wise too, so I’m happy to see the price drop in it over the years.

I simply cooked the ground chicken then added in the taco seasoning. Once I had that made, I combined all the ingredients into a large cast iron skillet, topping it with cheese and cilantro.

It was like a spaghetti squash casserole bursting with flavor and a great spicy taste too, without any bake time!

My husband was back for seconds, digging into this dish. It can be topped with any of your favorite toppings including sour cream, salsa, or guacamole too.

Are you a fan of spaghetti squash? If so, this is a good one to try!

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Spaghetti Squash Taco Skillet Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 whole Spaghetti Squash, Cooked and scraped, about 4 pounds
  • 1 pound Ground Chicken
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 2 8 ounce cans Tomato Sauce
  • 1 10 ounce can Ro-Tel
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup Corn
  • Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro


  1. Begin by preparing the spaghetti squash if you have not already, this will take up the majority of the prep time.
  2. Spray a cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray, and cook the ground chicken until well done.
  3. Add in the taco seasoning in accordance with the package instructions.
  4. Once the meat is done simmering, add in the spaghetti squash, tomato sauce, tomatoes, black beans, and corn. Mix this well and let simmer for about 10 minutes until it is cooked through.
  5. Garnish with cheese and fresh cilantro then serve.c


Cooking Method:
Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
Calories 198

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 864mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 6g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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