So, tell me, have you ever made spaghetti squash? This was the first time I ever made this veggie. Of course, everyone tells you it turns out like spaghetti but I figured sure, sure, sure it does. I mean, how close can a squash be to spaghetti? Well, hold everything!!! This thing really DID resemble spaghetti. Totally shocking. Add some carbonara sauce with bacon and hellllloooo happiness! This was a fabulous dish!!!
Adapted from Emeril
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- 2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1¼ teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 large spaghetti squash (about 2 pounds)
- 4 slices bacon, cut into small strips crosswise
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 2 egg yolks plus 1 whole egg
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prick the squash all over with a fork. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and ¾ tsp. pepper. Roast on a foil lined pan 1 to 1½ hours. (I did 60 mins but would go longer next time) Let cool a bit. Slice in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and shred the squash with a fork. Transfer to a large bowl.In a large saute pan, over medium heat, cook the bacon until it becomes crispy. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Add the broth and cook until the liquid has completely evaporated.In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs together with the cheese. Season with the remaining salt and pepper. Combine the eggs with the bacon mixture, warming the eggs in the pan. (Do not let the eggs cook through.) Add the spaghetti squash and toss to thoroughly combine and until squash is heated through. Adjust seasoning, if necessary and serve immediately.