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