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Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese

Course Main Dishes, Pastas
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb
Time 60 minutes or more
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people
Calories 351 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • ½ cup wine red or white
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 4-5 cups fresh spinach
  • 2-4 oz fresh goat cheese cut into ½ inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Cut spaghetti squash widthwise into 2 inch segments, making sure to remove the seedy inside.
  2. Set on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and drizzle both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake about 40 minutes until tender at 400 degrees F.
  3. Cook bacon at medium heat on stove until crispy, then remove from pan. Remove most of the grease, leaving about 1 Tbsp in the pan.
  4. Increase heat to medium/high, and pour in a dash of wine. Scrape and stir with a wooden spoon to get up all the tasty fond. adding more wine as it reduces down. Cook about 1 minute, then reduce heat to low.
  5. Mix in 1 Tbsp honey until dissolved.
  6. Chop bacon into 1 inch pieces and mix in.
  7. Mix in 4 to 5 cups fresh spinach, a handful at a time, until leaves have shrunk.
  8. Remove spaghetti strands from cooked squash with a fork.
  9. Combine spaghetti, spinach/oil mix, and small dollops of goat cheese, mixing until goat cheese has slightly melted and ingredients are evenly distributed.

Notes

Serve with whichever wine you used in the deglazing process.

Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Sodium 500mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Protein 15g 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.