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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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, easy dinner recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 113kcal

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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or olive oil.
  • 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!)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Set aside.
  • Fry the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Add the garlic to the bacon and continue cooking one minute or until fragrant.
  • Use a fork to scrape the flesh from the squash in long strings. Place in a bowl.
  • 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.
  • Salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.6mg