Spaghetti Squash, Spinach cooked with garlic in olive oil, combined with bacon, topped with melted, freshly grated, Parmesan cheese AND then sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. Delicious, healthy, gluten free!
You’ll love this simple, healthy, wholesome recipe!
Parmesan Spaghetti Squash, Spinach, and Bacon with Pine Nuts
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 spaghetti squash, medium size
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz fresh spinach
8 bacon strips, cooked and finely chopped
1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
salt and pepper
Cooking spaghetti squash:
Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit.
Cut the squash in 2 halves, scrape out the seeds and the fiber out of each half. Spray 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the cut sides of the squash. Spray the baking sheet with oil and place the squash on the baking sheet cut side down.
Bake for about 30-40 minutes. Remove it from the oven when it's cooked through and soft, and let it cool. Flip the squash so that cut side faces up – that will speed up the cooling. After squash cools, scrape squash with a fork to remove flesh in long strands and transfer to a bowl.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and fresh spinach and saute for about 2 minutes, stirring, on medium heat, uncovered until spinach wilts. Season with salt.
Add spaghetti squash to the skillet with spinach, add finely chopped cooked bacon and mix to combine, on low heat.
Add freshly shredded Parmesan cheese to the skillet and stir on low heat to melt the cheese. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Top with toasted pine nuts.