Aheli Eats: Creamy Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash

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For years, I’ve seen “spaghetti squash” recipes and been too intimidated by the fact you have somehow turn a hard yellow thing into “spaghetti.” I’m not a magician!  Then, I found this helpful Kitchn article and this super helpful Inspired Taste video, and all of a sudden I’m a cooking magician. At least for spaghetti squash. Fast forward to last night, and I finally made 1 of the 19 spaghetti squash recipes from my my “Eat Me” board! Listen people, run don’t walk to your grocery and get the ingredients for this recipe! It is so creamy, so yummy and perfect for those cold February nights. Don’t be turned off by the Blog Name Paleo Gluten Free Eats–  I’m not Paleo, Gluten or a Whole 30 fiend. I do, however, love any lactose-free recipes and those buzzwords guarantee that I’m not eating always eating vegan recipes (and then tossing in bacon….oops). I’m so excited to eat all of these leftovers.

Happy cooking. – A

“Creamy” Bacon, Broccoli and Spaghetti Squash Casserole” 

Total Time

Prep: 15 minutes

Inactive: 20 Minutes to 1 Hour

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients: 

  • 3-4 cups cooked Spaghetti squash
    • Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper
  • 8 pieces cooked and chopped bacon
  • 1 1/2 steamed broccoli

Sauce

  • 1 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 Medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh ground pepper

Tools:

  • Carbon steel or cast iron pan
  • Sauce Pan to steam broccoli and make sauce
  • Oven Mitts
  • Baking Tray
  • Parchment Paper
  • Tongs
  • Large wooden spoon
  • Plate and Paper Towel
  • Casserole dish

Steps:

  1. Bake spaghetti squash in the oven. Rub some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place squash cut-side-down on parchment paper and bake at 375 degree F until soft. (40-60 minutes).
  3. While cooking the squash, steam broccoli in sauce pan.
  4. Once squash is done, take a fork and “scrap” all the insides into a casserole dish.
  5. Cook the bacon and cut into small chopped pieces.
  6. Whisk all the “sauce” ingredients in a saucepan. Heat sauce for about 5-8 minutes.
  7. Finally, added the steamed broccoli, bacon and spaghetti squash to casserole dish. Pour cream sauce over the casserole and head in oven at 400F until warm.

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