Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Garlic, and Parmesan

This roasted spaghetti squash is topped with bacon, garlic, and Parmesan for a simple family friendly dinner. Let me show you how to cook spaghetti squash that your whole family will devour!
This roasted spaghetti squash recipe is made with bacon, parmesan cheese, and garlic. This is such a great Fall dinner or lunch recipe!

I know. You’re confused. So am I.

I roasted this weird vegetable squash thing. Then I put it in my mouth.

Gross!

Only, not. Weird vegetable squash things are actually quite tasty. Who knew?

Cooking spaghetti squash is easy and so tasty!

This was my first time cooking or eating a spaghetti squash and, I’m not going to lie, I was scared. I figured if I tossed in some bacon, garlic, and Parmesan that things would work out. After all, bacon makes everything taste good, right?

I was totally right.

Check out my video below to see how I make this roasted spaghetti squash!

Funny story: spaghetti squash actually taste just fine without the bacon. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper and I could eat it straight from the pan. Of course, adding the bacon doesn’t hurt things.The squash has this slightly sweet, earthy flavor. Earthy in a good way, not earthy in a dirt way. Earthy in a “this is what I imagine Fall would taste like if I didn’t already imagine it tastes like pumpkin pie” sort of way.

This was so filling and would easily feed my family of four as a main dish. Add in a salad and some garlic bread, and you have a healthy, scrumptious dinner.

I can’t wait to experiment with more spaghetti squash recipes. It has such a great earthy flavor and it’s really quite easy to prepare. Love it!!

For more of my favorite fall recipes, check out this pumpkin bread, crockpot chicken (with stuffing!!), and baked spaghetti!


Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Garlic, and Parmesan

Ingredients:

  • 1 spaghetti squash, around 4 pounds
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, shaved or grated, as much as you like
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. Wash the spaghetti squash and slice off the end with the stem. Stand it up with the flat cut side down. Slice the squash in half lengthwise. (Use your muscles, squash can be difficult to cut!)
  3. Scrape the seeds from the center of the squash and discard (or save for roasting and eating as a snack). Sprinkle the inside of the squash with salt and pepper.
  4. Place on the prepared pan cut side down and bake for 30-45 minutes or until a sharp knife can be easily inserted with only a little resistance.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Fry the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Add the garlic to the bacon and continue cooking one minute or until fragrant.
  7. Use a fork to scrape the flesh from the squash in long strings. Place in a bowl.
  8. Add the bacon and garlic to the bowl of squash. You can drain the bacon first or add the grease right to the squash if you're feeling naughty.
  9. Salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese.