Healthy, gluten free, and delicious comes together in this oven-roasted Parmesan Spaghetti Squash with Spinach, Bacon, and Pine Nuts. The combination of vegetables with nuts and bacon is amazing! And, the cooking method is simple - just combine everything together.
Such an easy recipe!
First, roast the spaghetti squash in the oven. Here is an easy tutorial showing you how to cook spaghetti squash in the oven.
Then, quickly saute spinach with minced garlic in olive oil.
Next, you pretty much combine all the ingredients together. In the same skillet where you cooked spinach, add cooked spaghetti squash and finely chopped cooked bacon. Add freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and stir everything on gentle heat until all the ingredients reheat and the cheese melts.
In the end, all you have to do is taste your spaghetti squash dish and season it with salt and pepper. And, don't forget to top it with lightly toasted pine nuts for crunch!
- Roast spaghetti squash in advance. Roasting spaghetti squash is easy, but it does take time. You also need spaghetti squash to cool before handling it. It's best to roast spaghetti squash in advance, same day or even the day before.
- Use freshly shredded Parmesan cheese. I prefer to buy a block of Parmesan cheese and shred it myself right before using it.
- Toast pine nuts. Toasted pine nuts have an amazing flavor and look beautiful!
You'll love the delicious vegetables combined with nuts and bacon in this simple, healthy, wholesome recipe!
Parmesan Spaghetti Squash, Spinach, and Bacon with Pine Nuts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 spaghetti squash medium size
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves , minced
- 8 oz spinach fresh
- 8 strips bacon , cooked and finely chopped
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
- ½ cup pine nuts , toasted
- salt and pepper
How to cook 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.
How to cook spinach:
- 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.
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This looks so good. Why is there 5g of sugar?
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We loved this! Very satisfying , delicious and filling! We are seniors who need to reduce fatty meats for heart health! We used just half of the bacon which we fried to well- done. The taste of this dish was perfect! We would not change anything else in the recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Dana and Rick
Dana and Rick, I am so glad you found this recipe practical and delicious! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to share this positive feedback. Happy Holidays! 🙂 🙂 🙂
This is delicious! It's been in my saved recipes for a while. Glad I finally tried it. I also toasted pecans instead of pine nuts.
Thank you for sharing!
Denise, I am so happy you tried this recipe and loved it! Thank you for taking the time to share such a positive comment. 🙂 Glad it worked well with pecans!
Very good to eat and easy to make
Barb, thank you for trying the recipe and glad you loved it! 🙂