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Spaghetti Squash Supreme

 Spaghetti Squash Supreme
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place one squash half
  • on a microwave-safe plate, cut side down. Cover and microwave on
  • high for 8 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork, turning
  • once. Repeat with second squash half. When cool enough to handle,
  • scoop out squash, separating strands with a fork; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
  • slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving drippings.
  • Add the butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper to the drippings. Stir
  • in squash and bacon; heat through. Remove from the heat; stir in
  • cheese just until blended. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 263 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.