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Bacon and Cheese Spaghetti Squash Bake

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This quick and easy spaghetti squash side dish casserole is bursting with flavor. It's great for picnics and potlucks."
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2 h servings 288
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Coat the inside of squash with about 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place squash, cut-side down, on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender, about 30 minutes. Cool squash for 10 minutes.
  4. Grease a casserole dish.
  5. Shred the inside of squash with a fork and transfer to a bowl. Add 1/2 the shredded Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, butter, salt, and black pepper; mix until well blended. Transfer mixture to the prepared casserole dish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 45 minutes.
  7. Remove casserole from oven. Sprinkle with remaining Cheddar cheese and return to the hot oven. Bake until cheese is browned and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 288 calories; 23 8.5 13.9 60 1077 Full nutrition

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I've made this twice in the past month! Added some spinach and paprika last time. Probably had about 1/2 the bacon but the flavor still came through. It takes some time but is a major no-brainer...

This was really easy to make. I fried up tiny cubes of pancetta instead of using bacon bits. It wasn't as soggy as spaghetti squash sometimes is. Someone suggested baking it in a shallower pan n...