Parmesan, Spinach, Bacon Spaghetti Squash Boat

These Spaghetti Squash Boats are super easy and delicious! I mean seriously, Parmesan Cheese, Bacon, Toasted Walnuts and Spinach? Who wouldn’t like them?……….

Parmesan, Spinach, Bacon Spaghetti Squash Boats

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A few weeks ago, I made these for friends who came over. Now, granted, I probably should have stuck with canned corn, but I decided to be brave!

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Anyone who knows me knows I would not be caught dead serving canned corn to guests. This particular weekend I had a couple with their two children. The Mom and I texted back and forth because her family has some particularly picky eaters. We decided that her whole gang liked chicken, so I ran with that.

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Now I just had to come up with some sides. Mind you, I wanted to roast the chickens on the grill since it had been 80°F the prior weekend, but alas, it ended up being 50°F with a stiff Northwest wind coming directly off of frigid Lake Ontario. So, go to plan “B”. One in the oven (we needed the heat anyway), one in the slow cooker.

I do digress, back to the squash. I had a beautiful spaghetti squash in the frig, so I thought, well, if I put enough cheese and bacon in the squash, maybe someone would eat it!

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This squash was simply amazing! Even the Dad, who is one of the picky eaters (as far and veggies and fruits go) loved it! Score!

The other added bonus? It only about 20 minutes active time! Couldn’t be easier! I even bought another squash this week so I could make it again!

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Recipe

Spaghetti Squash, Parmesan, Bacon Boats
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Parmesan, Spinach, Bacon Spaghetti Squash Boat

Easy delicious side dish to enjoy with any meal!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 120 kcal
Author Binky

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 c Parmesan cheese
  • 6 oz pkg. baby spinach
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 c onion, diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Carefully cut the spaghetti squash in half.
  3. Place cut side down on a baking tray. Bake for 40-50 minutes until soft.

  4. Meanwhile slice bacon width wise into strips. Add to a frying pan and saute' until the bacon is crispy and brown. Then remove bacon to a paper towel and drain.

  5. Saute' onion until translucent in a tablespoon of the bacon grease. Add garlic and saute' until soft.

  6. Allow squash to cool enough for you to handle. Once squash is cool shred with two forks to form the 'spaghetti'.

  7. Once you remove the squash, toast the walnuts in the oven for about 5 minutes, turn and toast another 5 minutes.

  8. Mix spaghetti, and all the rest of the ingredients, except nuts in a large bowl.

  9. Once mixed, place the squash mixture in one side of the squash skin. 

  10. Bake squash long enough to heat through, about 15 minutes. 

  11. Sprinkle with the toasted walnuts and serve hot.

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32 thoughts on “Parmesan, Spinach, Bacon Spaghetti Squash Boat

    1. Binky Post author

      It is very tasty and certainly easy enough for a weeknight. The squash can be microwaved too to speed that process up!

      Reply
  1. Marianne | Basil & Bubbly

    Although I’d definitely eat spaghetti squash “plain” ( which really translates to cooked with a little EVOO and salt and pepper haha ), you’re absolutely right about the bacon and cheese — even my husband would it it like that! YUM!

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  2. Lindsay Cotter

    This looks so delicious! I would totally enjoy this even as a main dish besides being a great side dish! You can never go wrong with cheese and bacon filled veggies! hehe

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    1. Binky Post author

      Excellent point! It totally ruins the health food aspect of the vege but you still can’t beat it! 🙂 Thanks Lindsay!

      Reply
  3. Sean@Diversivore

    I’ve always been a little on the fence about spaghetti squash. It’s ok, but it doesn’t blow me away. Now, adding cheese and bacon (and spinach, because I love spinach)? THAT’S got me interested. Sounds like an amazing recipe!

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    1. Binky Post author

      I agree Sean, It’s rather flavorless without the cheese, bacon and spinach! Or drowned in sauce! Thanks for your comment!

      Reply
  4. Gabby

    You know I love this one! I’ve made it more than once now given we’re heading into winter and I love it more every time. So does my husband and I practically have to sneak vegetables into him!

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    1. Binky Post author

      Haha! I have to do the same with mine! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing on Facebook and Instagram, too, Gabby!

      Reply

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