This healthy twist on carbonara with spaghetti squash will leave you completely satisfied without guilty or bloated!
If you missed it, I spent all last week posting on the Whole30 Instagram recipe feed @whole30recipes. I know many of you new visitors are here because of that, and I just wanted to say hello, and thanks for stopping by!
One of the recipes I shared last week was this Spaghetti Squash Carbonara. I made this dish early back in 2014 when I first started my health journey. Back then my kids weren’t sold on many vegetables and turned their noses up at almost everything. But, they all loved bacon and carbonara quickly came to mind. The idea of disguising vegetables in bacon is genius, and my kids went right along with it. My youngest announced this was the first time he actually loved veggies.
The recipe is really simple. I wrote it as a single serve recipe, so simply multiply everything by the number of people you’re serving. Also, I cook my spaghetti squash in the microwave most of the time because it’s so fast. If you’re against this for some reason go ahead and cook it your preferred method. Find the recipe below, I hope you love it!
- 1-2 C cooked spaghetti squash
- 2 slices of bacon, sugar free
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 egg
- handful of fresh basil, finely chopped
- With a sharp knife poke holes into spaghetti squash. Microwave for 5 minutes. Rotate and microwave for 5 min. Squash should give slightly to the touch. If not, microwave for 2 min and keep rotating and repeating until it softens. Let it cool for a few minutes. Cut in half, discard seeds and scrape out squash from rind. Set aside.
- Chop bacon into small pieces. Cook on a skillet over medium heat. Remove bacon. Pour out fat from skillet, leaving enough to slightly coat the bottom of skillet.
- Cook garlic for 30 sec in bacon fat.
- Add squash to skillet and toss with garlic and bacon grease.
- Crack an egg on top and toss with squash. Add bacon back to skillet. Allow egg to cook while tossing everything together.
- Remove from pan and garnish with fresh basil.