Bacon Spaghetti Squash

"Spaghetti squash is known as "the fun squash" because it's so different from any other type of squash you are going to cook. There are also so many different things you can do with it. This is a basic preparation."
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
photo by Leslie
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
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  • Cut the squash in half and carefully remove the seeds.
  • You might want to use a kitchen scissors to cut around the edge because you don't want to dig into the squash itself (which is easy to do).
  • Turn upside down in a baking pan.
  • Bake at 375-degrees until the inside is somewhat soft (about 45 minutes for this sized squash).
  • Let cool until the squash can be handled and then carefully remove the inside of the squash.
  • They will come out in threads that look and act much like cooked spaghetti (thus, the name).
  • There will be a much larger volume of strands than you think!
  • Cook several pieces of bacon very crisp and chop into bacon bits.
  • In a skillet, heat some olive oil and/or butter.
  • Add the spaghetti squash threads.
  • Toss with spices as desired and the bacon bits.
  • Heat through and serve.

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  1. I used precooked bacon and added one can of diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, plus italian seasoning. Very tasty.
  2. As a low carber, spaghetti squash is a staple at our house. We loved this. I did add some parmesan cheese. It was fantastic. This is new favorite side dish or lunch at our house. Thanks so much for sharing.
  3. This was my first time making spaghetti squash and it was excellent. I used fresh garlic, freshly grated parmesan cheese....along with a bit of salt and some freshly ground pepper. Perfect pairing with sauteed shrimp and some baked asparagus!
  4. My husband, the squash lover in the family loved this. Nice flavors with the bacon and garlic. I think for me, I might try adding the parm cheese that Leslie sugguested for next time. This was very easy to make though.
  5. This was really excellent! The best spaghetti squash dish I've ever tasted. Your directions were so helpful, because I did not know how to prepare this squash the baked way, and I've always wanted to! Very easy and savory, and the bacon adds just the right hickory flavor! Thanks, Dancer! :)



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