A couple of months ago, way too long ago actually (Ehhh hmmmm, Lisa), our Trotting with Tots group had a potluck dinner. One of the recipes that we tried out was called Bacon-Parmesan Spaghetti Squash, and because I wanted to make it for dinner tonight, I thought I would share it with you too! Only I will not be arriving at your house with the dish already made---you will have to make it yourself. wah wah. And who wouldn't want warm Fall food on a SUPER freakishly hot Summer day? Pfffttt.
Bacon-Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
*This is often posted as a side dish, but I find it to be quite filling and very satisfying as a main dish. To each their own...
1 large spaghetti squash (approximately 4.5 lbs)
1 pound bacon
1/4 c butter (8 T.) cut into small pieces
1 c. shredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat over to 375
Line baking sheet with parchment paper
cut squash into 1" rings, width-wise like so:
Remove pulp and seeds from squash and cook (laying flat) for 40-45 min
While squash is baking....
Cut bacon into small pieces and cook in skillet until nice and crispy
remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon (so not to grab excessive grease)
set bacon aside
Remove squash from oven, allow to cool just a bit before handling
Remove strands from each slice using a fork until the squash resembles spaghetti (so fun!)
Place squash in a large bowl and add butter pieces, shredded parmesan cheese and bacon crumbles
Season with salt and pepper as needed
LISA W: ex Arizonian hockey player (does Arizona even have ice?), psychs herself out every time she gets close to breaking a 9 min mile, Mom to 2 curly-headed squirts + a non-bias food-loving dog, Tonks... wifey to her college love, Timothy, Lego fanatic. And can't put up any guests in her spare bedroom since it has turned into JoAnn fabrics.
IRADIS J Native Floridian, plays the flute like a champ (she is the beauty behind our National Anthem on race day), Mom to THREE kiddos under 4 years of age (and she does it with ease, people), met her hubs in a coffee shop in the Sunshine state, avid reader and has the most gentle soul of anyone you'll ever meet.
DANIELLE D Midwesterner at heart (Go Royals!), lover of all things pink and green (you should see her daughter's rooms), eats sweet peppers like they're candy, had two completely natural childbirths (hint: she has superhuman powers), breastfeeding advocate, Mizzou grad (she and Loren actually attended the exact same years, but did not know one another), loves to quilt and does not own an inside voice.
LOREN M Central IL born and raised attempting every sport possible. Mom to 2 polar opposite kiddos and wife to a man she met on an airplane, her magic Mike. Throw in a white lab with too many allergies to count and you have yourself a fine fam. Loves pickles, green olives and is a (temporary?) vegan. Took up running in order to eat french fries on a regular basis (they're vegan, right?). Mizzou grad. Skincare junkie and waxing Nazi. The Queen of random encounters. To all the TWT members: Don't hate, just Belieb ;)