Bacon and Cheese Spaghetti Squash Bake


This quick and easy spaghetti squash side dish casserole is bursting with flavor. It's great for picnics and potlucks.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ¾ cup bacon bits

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  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
23g Fat
9g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1078mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 234mg 18%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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