Need an easy, hassle-free dinner recipe to satisfy your cravings? Look no further than this slow-cooker recipe for Pork Carnitas Stuffed Spaghetti Squash! It’s made with tender boneless pork shoulder, sweet spaghetti squash, loads of cheddar cheese and topped with avocado and corn salsa. Every bite of this dish is jam-packed with flavor! You’ll be back for seconds and thirds, I guarantee it!
This ‘set it and forget it’ slow-cooker recipe is sponsored by Smithfield. I absolutely love the ease, convenience, and versatility of Smithfield’s Marinated Fresh Pork products and their Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas was the perfect choice for this dish. It’s slow-marinated and perfectly seasoned so all I have to do, literally, is take it out of the package and place it into my slow-cooker. It’s even pre-cut and perfectly sized to fit into the cooker and leave room for the spaghetti squash!
If you’ve never had spaghetti squash, you’re in for a real treat! I’ve been completely obsessed with this miracle of a squash lately! It looks just like spaghetti and it’s a great substitute for pasta, potatoes or other starches. To save time, I simply cook the squash in my slow-cooker, along with the Seasoned Carnitas. It comes out perfectly done and ready to be scooped!
And putting the stuffed spaghetti squash together is super easy! Just scoop out the cooked squash, combine with the shredded pork shoulder, add cheese and seasoning and place under the broiler! You can have this dish on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes! Just top with your favorite corn tomato salsa, diced avocado, a bit of cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Then dig in, enjoy and get ready to come back for seconds!
Watch my video recipe for the step-by-step instructions!
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Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is also available in a wide variety of fresh cuts, including pork roasts, loin filets, chops, ribs, sirloins, and tenderloins, and can be sliced or cubed for even faster cooking. And, their products are available in an assortment of mouthwatering flavors, such as Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper, Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie, Sweet Teriyaki, or Applewood Smoked Bacon. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products are available at Walmart and select grocery stores/retailers nationwide. For more product information and recipe inspiration, visit Smithfield.com.
Check out my other Smithfield recipes, featuring Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, like this ‘Mediterranean Pork Pasta Salad’! http://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-items/mediterranean-pork-pasta-salad/