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Smoky Southwestern-Inspired Vegan Spaghetti Squash Bowls

Half of spaghetti squash filled with mushrooms, herbs, avocado, salsa on plate with fork

The first time I cooked spaghetti squash I was heartbroken. I had recently broken up with gluten and was trying desperately to fill the hole in my stomach left by pasta. And while my marinara game was on point that day, the spaghetti squash only added to my heartbreak. Thankfully a dear friend challenged me to think outside the Italian Seasoning box and these smoky Southwestern-inspired spaghetti squash bowls were born.

I love the interplay of these two seasoning blends, the earthiness of the Mexican Seasoning melds perfectly with the smoke and subtle spice of the Mesquite Seasoning. The coconut aminos and mushrooms add the perfect amount of umami to make this dish a savory delight.

Ingredients laying out on cutting board to make spaghetti squash bowls

Smoky Spaghetti Squash Bowl Recipe



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice spaghetti squash in half and drizzle with one tablespoon of organic olive oil.
  3. Place squash cut side down on a baking sheet and roast for 30-45 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the edges have become golden brown and the skin can be easily pierced by a fork.
  4. While the squash roasts lightly pulse mushrooms in a food processor to rice-like consistency.
  5. Core and chop the cauliflower into florets and pulse in food processor to the same consistency of the mushrooms.
  6. When you have twenty-five minutes left on the squash heat a large pan over medium high heat and add two tablespoons of olive oil or infused cooking oil.
  7. Once the pan is hot add the mushrooms, cauliflower, Epicurean Organics Seasonings, and coconut aminos. Stir well to combine.
  8. To allow the mixture to brown don’t stir continuously, give it a good stir every five minutes.
  9. Allow the squash to cool for a few minutes after coming out of the oven
  10. Fill the spaghetti squash bowls with the spiced cauliflower and mushroom mix, and top with salsa and an avocado.

Fork lifting spaghetti squash noodles out of spaghetti squash bowl

And don’t worry about my broken heart, with time it’s healed and I’ve come to love spaghetti squash for its noodly goodness too.

Looking for more herb-inspired squash recipes? 

Make Savory Butternut Squash Galette


Topics: Culinary, Recipes


Written by Kiley on December 23, 2017

Kiley manages our Influencer Marketing and PR programs. Her many passions include homebrewing, small batch canning, crochet, paper arts, photography, and long walks on the beach with her husband and their rescue dog, Penny.