Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti Squash
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels; reserve drippings.
- 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.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 381 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein.
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May 27, 2018
This was delicious! I did find that I needed to cook the squash for about twice as long as directed. I will definitely make this again.
May 6, 2017
We thought this was quite tasty! Instead of spaghetti squash, I used spaghetti butternut squash. It came pre-packaged from our grocery store (about 11.5oz). We cut the recipe in half for just my husband and I, so the 11.5oz seemed like enough. I just followed the directions on the package to bake the strands until tender. For the bacon, I used Hormel's Real Bacon Bits (1 tbsp = 1 slice of bacon). I also used mozzarella instead of swiss but I'm looking forward to trying the swiss next time! Even though I gave it 5 stars, I'd like to note that I found it to be a little too buttery (there was pools of butter everywhere). I might try to cut back on the butter next time. I'll definitely be making this again.
Dec 9, 2015
Love the touch of brown sugar in the squash. Really good.
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!
Jan 23, 2015
Big squash are tough to cut but just stab it and place in microwave for 2 minutes it will be easier.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 15, 2011
Just not a recipe I preferred. A little to bland. I am going to find another.
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.