Spaghetti Squash, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

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I have a major problem.  It is a kitchen appliance hoarding problem.  I have so many cooking utensils, pots and pans, and kitchen appliances that I have to store some of them in my bedroom closet.  I have an ice cream maker that I’ve only used twice, a food dehydrater that I just had to have that hasn’t ever been used, and a stove top grill that I haven’t used since we moved into our house because it doesn’t really work with the stove.

But, I also have an awesome Vitamix blender that I use every morning, a food processor that I use a few times a week, and now I have this awesome dutch oven from Le Creuset!  I might not have a proper place to store it but that doesn’t matter because I’ve been using it so much that it hardly leaves the stove top or oven.  This Spaghetti Squash, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili is one of my favorite things I’ve cooked in it so far and I think you are going to love it!  It’s warm, hearty and full of so many great flavors.  Le Creuset dutch ovens are so great to cook with!  They are extremely strong and durable, easy to clean, and they come in so many different shapes, sizes and beautiful colors!

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While editing these photos of this Chili I also realized that I might have a chili topping problem as well, oops.  But I hope we are all in agreement that when it comes to chili, the more toppings the better!  I have nothing against regular soup, but there is something about chili that makes it so perfect for the cold weather season.  It’s really filling and just screams warm blankets and couch cuddles.  It is also great because there are so many different chili variations out there.  You can make white bean chili, no bean chili, three bean chili, and now you can make sweet potato, spaghetti squash and black bean chili!

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Spaghetti Squash, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili + A Giveaway

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Soup, Entree, Gluten Free, Vegan


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups peeled and diced sweet potato (1 medium sweet potato)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, slightly drained
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt*
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder (optional)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, or more depending on how thick you like your chili
  • Optional toppings: sliced jalapeno, sliced radish, corn chips, cilantro, cashew sour cream, plain Greek yougurt


  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds. Take a metal spoon and scrape the spaghetti squash meat out. It will come out in pieces and you should get about 3 cups. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat and add the olive oil, onion and a pinch of salt. Cook the onions for 2 minutes and then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Next add the spaghetti squash and sweet potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the broth, to the pot and stir until everything is combined. Then add the broth, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer chili until sweet potatoes are fork tender, 40 – 50 minutes. Chili can be simmered longer if you like. Chili will stay good in the refrigerator for about 5 days.


*You may need to add more salt depending on how salty your broth is.


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  1. says

    Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods for the fall, so this dish looks just perfect! I love the flavors in here, Izzy! I think I could go for a bowl of this right now for breakfast! The sweet potatoes and spaghetti squash sound like the best combo!

  2. Hannah H says

    Awesome! These utensils would be so great to have. We’ve been making more food from home lately and would love these!

  3. Nicole Hopewell says

    I love homemade bread made in a Dutch Oven. It’s easy and makes the whole house smell so good!

  4. says

    haha I definitely have a chili topping problem too! The more the better – I totally agree!!

    And this chili sounds amazing! Why have I never used spaghetti squash in chili before??

    • She Likes Food says

      I like the way you think, Ashley! I could probably eat a bowl full of just toppings, haha! You should totally throw some in next time :)

  5. says

    I’m a major kitchen appliance hoarder too! I turned our entire linen closet into a kitchen appliance closet. Every food bloggers dream! This chili sounds delicious, I love that you added butternut squash. Yum!

  6. Phillipa says

    A welsh dish called ‘cawl’, but now I no longer eat meat I’m going to have to find an alternative as it is based around a big hunk of lamb!!!

  7. Savanah says

    Fall is my favorite time for cooking. I love chili, soups and stews, casseroles, pot roast, EVERYTHING. Lately, I’ve been craving beef stew….. but this looks WONDERFUL.

    • She Likes Food says

      Mine too, Savanah! Haha, all of those things sound so good to me too! I need to make more casseroles this season :) Thanks, Savanah :)

  8. lisa M says

    My favorite cold comfort food is…chicken & orzo soup, with crackers on the side. Then for dessert my homemade hot cocoa!!

  9. says

    I’m an appliance hoarder too, and the Le Cruset Dutch oven is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! Chili is my favorite thing ever and this version sounds delicious. And the more toppings the better!

    • She Likes Food says

      I’ve used sweet potatoes in chili before but never regular potatoes. I love that idea! My husband is from the Midwest and I’m pretty sure he would like that too!

    • Erin Ellis says

      I haven’t tried it with Sweet Potatoes before. I’ll have to try it. When I make it I use double the amount of tomatoes so that I can put plenty of potatoes diced up. Nothing better! Plus the chili lasts longer since it’s way more filling :)

  10. Samantha says

    This chili looks so warm and comforting. I have all the ingredients except the Spaghetti Squash so that’s a winner in my books, I’ll be making this one this week.

    I love a good hot chicken soup during the coldest nights, not that there are many of those here in Florida but I make the most of them when they do happen with lots of soups and stews.

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Samantha! Hot soup is great for cold nights! We don’t get too many cold nights here in AZ either!

      • Samantha says

        I needed to post a quick update since I made this chili today….technically it was supposed to be for dinner but everybody finished it off after school/work at 3pm so I have to make something else now… was that good!… thank you for the great recipe, loved all the veggies in it and nobody even knew it had spaghetti squash. I was able to use my home grown sweet potatoes which was a double bonus.

  11. says

    My favorite cold weather comfort food is probably just freshly baked homemade bread with just about anything, chili, salads, leftover chicken breast as a sandwich… you get the idea.


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