Parmesan Spaghetti Squash, Spinach, and Bacon with Pine Nuts
Healthy, gluten free, easy-to-make dinner: Parmesan Spaghetti Squash with Spinach, Bacon, and Pine Nuts. Vegetables and nuts together with bacon - it's a wonderful combination!
Course Main Course
Keyword bacon and spaghetti squash, how to cook spaghetti squash, spaghetti squash
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Total Time 1hour
1spaghetti squashmedium size
4garlic cloves, minced
8stripsbacon , cooked and finely chopped
1cupParmesan cheese, shredded
½cuppine 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.