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Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti Squash Recipe

I often use the empty squash shells as serving dishes for this unique side dish. The bacon complements the squash and Swiss cheese combination nicely. It's attractive and fun to eat! -Jean Williams Stillwater, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large spaghetti squash (3-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • 1. Halve squash lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash on a microwave-safe plate, cut side down; microwave on high until tender, 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly. Separate strands with a fork.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels; reserve drippings.
  • 3. In same pan, heat drippings over medium heat; stir in butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper until blended. Add squash; toss and heat through. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Top with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 381 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein .

Reviews for Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti Squash

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wagondorfer 239072
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"Love the touch of brown sugar in the squash. Really good."

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kennedy22@hotmail.com 231039
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"We really enjoyed this and I made it as directed. Agree with others that there is alot you could do with this.... but as written we loved..... thanks for sharing!"

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auntgeegee 218656
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Big squash are tough to cut but just stab it and place in microwave for 2 minutes it will be easier."

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chinadoll2008 66919
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

"I thought it needed more seasoning but it was good! My husband & I love trying new spaghetti squash recipes. I will experiment a little more more with the seasonings next time."

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litehousekitty 152891
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"It is hard to cut in half but it is worth the struggle. I did omit the brown sugar ( I'm Diabetic) and I used an Italian Blend shredded cheese. Then took some bread crumbs and melted butter and topped it and brown in oven for 2-3 minutes and what a fanstastic receipe, I will use this often for my self and company. Thankyou."

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yoyo1198 147611
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"This is a good alternative side dish. I find that the squash was too hard to slice in half so I poked some holes in it so it wouldn't burst in the oven, baked in shallow baking dish @375° for an hour, let it cool and then did all the prep work. Much easier than wrestling with the hard surface and taking a chance on cutting myself with an always sharpest knife. Good recipe though. Thank you."

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dls5799 130752
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Just not a recipe I preferred. A little to bland. I am going to find another."

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cmatuse 130437
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"i substituted cheddar for swiss and also added parmesian cheese as i didn't find the cheddar to be enough. I also omitted the brown sugar as i didn't care for the sweetness the first time i made it. there are tons of things you can do with this recipe, its fast and so easy."

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olgamold 152886
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"Kids refused to eat it from the first bite... my husband and I did not like it very much either...so we don't make it again."

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stinson.whitney 147609
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"A HUGE hit at my dinner party!"

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Banzhaf 207024
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"I subbed cheddar for swiss cheese - it's great!"

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JillAndLea 66486
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"Wonderful!"

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