Roasted spaghetti squash with bacon and Parmesan cheese is a great way to top spaghetti squash for an easy, tasty, low-carb side dish.
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Bacon
Although there are several methods to cook this winter squash, my favorite is roasted spaghetti squash. To roast the squash, I cut it on half lengthwise, remove the seeds and cook it for about one hour. Some of my favorite spaghetti squash recipes, besides this one are Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese and Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats.
Roasted spaghetti squash with bacon is a delicious side dish. Spaghetti squash is a type of winter squash that, when cooked, has strands that resemble spaghetti. When roasted, it becomes tender and takes on a sweet, nutty flavor. Adding bacon to the dish can add a salty and savory component, as well as a crunchy texture.
- Try this with Pancetta in place of bacon.
- Swap bacon for turkey bacon if you don’t eat pork.
- Make it dairy-free with vegan Parmesan.
Tips for preparing spaghetti squash:
If you are baking this winter squash, you don’t have to peel it. Cut the squash in half lengthwise or down the middle for longer strands, scoop out the seeds and bake. Alternatively you can leave the squash whole, pierce a few times with a paring knife, and microwave until the skin is soft and gives, about 8 to 10 minutes depending on the size.
For more easy spaghetti squash recipes, try:
- Spaghetti Squash Primavera
- Spaghetti Squash Turkey Taco Boats
- Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu
- Baked Spaghetti with Cheese
- Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Bowls
Bacon Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
- 4 slices center cut bacon, sliced
- 1 medium spaghetti squash, yields 3 cups cooked
- pinch Kosher salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup course grated Parmigiano Reggiano
- fresh black pepper, to taste
- Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.
- Add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel with a slotted spoon.
- Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and soft yellow strands. Lightly season with salt and pepper, place the squash face down on the baking sheet and bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until the flesh easily pierces with a fork.
- When soft, transfer to a bowl and combine with olive oil, parmesan, and bacon.
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