Spaghetti Squash with Bacon

30 4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
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4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

Spaghetti squash gets its name from the fact that its flesh comes apart into long strands when cooked. Bacon adds a nice twist to this simple, yet delicious, recipe. You'll find that it's the perfect recipe to be served as a side dish along with your meal!

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  • Place squash, cut sides down, in microwaveable dish. Add enough water to dish to fill to 1-inch depth. Microwave on HIGH 12 min. or until squash can easily be pierced with fork. Cool 10 min. or until squash is cool enough to handle.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan on medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook 3 min. or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in bacon and sage.
  • Use fork to scrape squash flesh into spaghetti-like strands; place in medium bowl. Add butter mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with cheese.


Substitute fresh basil or parsley for the sage.

How to Bake the Squash in the Oven

Heat oven to 400ºF. Place squash halves, cut sides down, on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 45 min. to 1 hour or until squash can easily be pierced with fork. Cool slightly, then continue as directed.


  • 4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Calories 210
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 400mg
Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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