All the richness you love in carbonara without all the carbs! This recipe can easily be doubled. Serve in the empty squash shells for a fun presentation.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; place squash on top, cut-side down.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until skin is easily pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes.

  • While squash is cooking, fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving grease in skillet. Crumble bacon when cool enough to handle.

  • Cool baked squash until easily handled. Scrape flesh into noodles using a fork. Place noodles and garlic in the skillet with the reserved bacon grease. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes; reduce heat to low.

  • Whisk eggs and Parmesan cheese together in a small bowl; add to skillet and stir continuously for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cooked bacon pieces, parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 17.7g 35% DV; carbohydrates 26.1g 8% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 209.6mg 70% DV; sodium 676.2mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2018
I used a bit more cheese and the bacon was applewood smoked bacon. it is a good alternative to pasta. I would make again:-) Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2018
I used a bit more cheese and the bacon was applewood smoked bacon. it is a good alternative to pasta. I would make again:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2018
Yummy! Used more cheese. Husband who doesn t enjoy spaghetti squash said he enjoyed and wants it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
substituted butternut squash instead of spaghetti. Came out great. very high in grease. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2020
Made recipe as it says and it turned out great . Nice and simple but tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2018
Totally Love the Recipe but not so sure the 26g Carb makes it "Keto" friendly... I guess so compared to actual pasta. Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2019
This was absolutely amazing!!! If I was blindfolded I wouldn't have known it wasn't real noodles. The blend of spices and garlic really help take away the squashy flavor. The consistency and amount of ingredients were perfect. We split one squash among 4 people so there were slightly less carbs per serving. My kids devoured it! We'll definitely be making this again (probably weekly!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2019
What in the world just happened in my mouth? Seriously bacon egg and cheese on top of squash is a great idea. I loved the suggestion that it would make a great brunch. Can't wait to surprise my friends with something special. My tip: Just before serving I added a diced tomato Learn from my mistake: seed the squash before roasting (please don't judge). Read More
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