Creamy Whole30 Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash


Creamy Whole30 Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash
Easy whole30 creamy bacon garlic spaghetti squash bake. Paleo, healthy, and easy to make! Get ready to dig into some serious delicious and healthy eats!! How to cook spaghetti squash. Healthy spaghetti squash bake. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 recipes just for you. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes.

Easy whole30 creamy bacon garlic spaghetti squash bake. Paleo, healthy, and easy to make! Get ready to dig into some serious delicious and healthy eats!!

Easy whole30 creamy bacon garlic spaghetti squash bake. Paleo, healthy, and easy to make! Get ready to dig into some serious delicious and healthy eats!! How to cook spaghetti squash. Healthy spaghetti squash bake. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 recipes just for you. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes.
three words: creamy. Bacon. casserole.

Alrighty, I am going to do something I have never done before. So, bear with me as I reveal ALL THE BEHIND THE SCEENS. Trust me, there’s a reason I haven’t done this before… it ain’t pretty. But this photoshoot was too comical (and slightly terrifying) not to share.

Easy whole30 creamy bacon garlic spaghetti squash bake. Paleo, healthy, and easy to make! Get ready to dig into some serious delicious and healthy eats!! How to cook spaghetti squash. Healthy spaghetti squash bake. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 recipes just for you. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes.

Since moving back in my parents house (until I get healthy enough to rely on my body to walk when I say walk and think when I say think), it has been a creative adventure to try and make airy bright food photos in a 12′ kitchen with dark brown log walls and counters and flooring from the 80’s. All and all, it causes a lot of laughs (and tears!!), family bonding, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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chaos? or art?… let’s just focus on the foods;)

I have had a lot of memories in this kitchen. Like the week I made these paleo waffles (you can read the story here). But todays photoshoot out won them all with the finishing touch of my Dad’s snow boots hanging- used as a tripod weight. Want to see a sneak peak behind the scenes where all the action happens?

*Consider yourself warned: every creative venture takes a little… shall we say, creative ambiance? My kitchen looked more like a scene from Yours Mine And Ours (childhood favorite!), where the mom is an artist that cannot function unless her studio is in utter chaos… except the fact that I hate functioning in chaos and am not a mother of eighteen.

See the behind the scenes photos

here here here

I hid them in text, because they were too embarrassing to post next to this lovely white aesthetic and spaghetti squash 😂😂😂😂.

Easy whole30 creamy bacon garlic spaghetti squash bake. Paleo, healthy, and easy to make! Get ready to dig into some serious delicious and healthy eats!! How to cook spaghetti squash. Healthy spaghetti squash bake. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 recipes just for you. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes.

*Pro photo tip (not): When you’re in a pinch use snow boots as a handing weight so you’re tripod doesn’t fall over and crush thousands of dollars worth of camera gear! 😂😂😂  See photo here

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So moving onnnnn. Who wants some? Can you believe that this creamy bacon garlic spaghetti squash bake is whole30 compliant??? I mean, sign me up for a lifetime of that diet baby! This recipe is incredibly easy to make and satisfies that craving for something rich and creamy (only without the rich cream 😉 ).

Easy whole30 creamy bacon garlic spaghetti squash bake. Paleo, healthy, and easy to make! Get ready to dig into some serious delicious and healthy eats!! How to cook spaghetti squash. Healthy spaghetti squash bake. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 recipes just for you. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes.
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Creamy Whole30 Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash
Easy whole30 creamy bacon garlic spaghetti squash bake. Paleo, healthy, and easy to make! Get ready to dig into some serious delicious and healthy eats!!
Ingredients
Sauce
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Cook Time 8-10 minutes
Prep Time 15 minute
Servings
servings
Course Main Dish
Votes: 86
Rating: 3.2
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Recipe Notes

This recipe calls for cooked spaghetti squash. If you don't have a spaghetti squash already cooked- follow these instructions to make it: cut a spaghetti squash in half and lay in pan with 1" water. Cook on 350F for about 1 hr until soft.

Info
Cook Time 8-10 minutes
Prep Time 15 minute
Servings
servings
Course Main Dish
Votes: 86
Rating: 3.2
You:
Rate this recipe!
Recipe Notes

This recipe calls for cooked spaghetti squash. If you don't have a spaghetti squash already cooked- follow these instructions to make it: cut a spaghetti squash in half and lay in pan with 1" water. Cook on 350F for about 1 hr until soft.

Ingredients
Sauce
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan whisk together all the ingredients for the cream sauce.
  2. Heat the sauce on the stove over medium heat. Continue whisking the sauce while it cooks for about 5-8 minutes until it thickens.
  3. In a casserole dish, add the steamed broccoli and bacon to the cooked spaghetti squash. Then pour the cream sauce over the casserole. Heat in the oven on 400F until warm or save for later.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Whole30 Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1230mg 51%
Potassium 319mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 5
    mary

    WOW! I made this last night as I had all the ingredients on hand! I wasn’t sure if my one spaghetti squash was going to be enough so I also peeled and roasted a butternut squash I had. When I made the sauce, I sautéed some fresh garlic along with fresh sage and rosemary in some olive oil before adding the egg and coconut milk. This was OUT of this world!
    Thanks for a great recipe!

    • 6
      Kaylie Johnson

      Ooooo, I love the gourmet twist you put on this paleo casserole- can I come over and eat it at your house next time!!? 🙂 🙂 Love that you enjoyed it and had everything on hand Mary.Thanks for the kind review. <3

  2. 9
    Andrea

    I am new to Paleo and I don’t like coconut. So coconut milk is a no go for me. What else can I substitute, because this dish looks amazing!! TY 🙂

    • 10
      Kaylie Johnson

      Hi Andrea, I don’t think there would be a good sub for the coconut milk, because it is the thick canned kind and is more like thick solid cream, which would be hard to reproduce with almond milk.

    • 11
      Sylvia

      Look into vegan sauces made with nuts. I have vegan friends who make amazing alfredo sauce from nuts and nutritional/brewer’s yeast!

  3. 12
    V

    Hi Kaylie, I’m trying to put together some meals that I can make ahead and freeze. Would this work out if I put it all together, freeze it for a month, fully defrost it and pop in the oven? Also, do you have any freezer friendly meals? 🙂

  4. 17
    Carol

    I was super intrigued by this recipe. I wondered how closely the sauce would resemble a traditional bechamel sauce. I have to say that I am VERY pleased with the result. This really opens up a lot of possiblities for playing with the seasoning and creating lots of quick and easy AND yummy AND healthy casseroles! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be sharing it in some Whole 30 groups on facebook.

  5. 19
    Traci

    This was AMAZING!! Eating the leftovers now. Love how the coconut milk gives it that rich creaminess without tasting like coconut. Will make this again in a heartbeat!!

  6. 21
    Erin

    Was I supposed to squeeze any excess liquid out of the squash? Mine is a little watery. My sauce was a little more chunky. Any suggestions?

    • 22
      Kaylie Johnson

      Hi Erin, If your squash was watery- I would suggest getting rid of any excess water (not all of the liquid though). If your sauce was chunky it was probably overcooked or the eggs didn’t get beaten enough when cooked and it cooked the eggs clumpy. Does that help? 🙂

  7. 23
    Danielle

    I see others asked the question of what to substitute the coconut with. My boyfriend is allergic so I can’t use it. What if I subbed with almond milk and butter (we’ve just started added back dairy) or ghee? Thanks so much!

  8. 25
    Paige

    I made this for my family for dinner this evening and… oh my goodness it is so rich and absolutely delicious! I had been craving something more decadent and this really hit the spot. I did double the recipe so that I would have leftovers for lunches but I did not double the bacon and I only used one egg. It turned out perfectly! After I cook spaghetti squash I always get a little bit of the excess water out by placing the squash in between five or six paper towels and gently pressing. If you’re running into soggy squash this is a good way to get some of the excess water out 🙂 if you’re concerned that this is going to taste like coconut, don’t be, you really cannot taste any coconut at all! Delicious recipe thank you so much for posting !

  9. 32
    Melissa

    Trying this tomorrow. Would it be better to buy a can if coconut cream? ( I see you suggested using the cream only if it’s separated out in the milk can). Also, I was playing around with the servings and they seem very small i.e. Less than half of a cup of squash for one serving. With that said I think I will have to double to guarantee lunches for 2. Looking forward to trying !

  10. 40
    Carrie

    What kind of bacon do you use to be Whole30 compliant? Most that I’ve examined have ingredients in the bacon that are not allowed, and I’m looking for some I can use.

  11. 42
    Jenny

    Thank you for this recipe!! I have been cooking paleo/Whole30 for my family of 6 for 1.5 years now. We have several recipes that I make on a regular basis and have been needing some new to jazz up our weekly menu!! I was considering adding some chopped up chicken breast to it for some added protein. I can’t wait to cook this tonight and see what that fam thinks!

  12. 46
    Margaret

    WOW! This was amazing! Both of my sisters tried this recipe while they were on Whole30 and they were raving over it! I had to give it a try. My boyfriend and I do “his and her’s” spaghetti squash – we each get a half of the squash and get to be creative with our different tastes. I added some chicken and roasted garlic to this recipe and MMMM thank you for a great keeper recipe!

  13. 52
    Julie

    Great recipe! Definitely reminds me of a carbonara recipe but healthier! I did revise it a little… instead of the coconut, I used 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup chicken broth. To thicken, when still cold, added some corn starch. Cause I was worried about flavor, I added minced garlic, and 1/3 cup of Parmesan. I also added mushrooms! My husband loved it!

  14. 54
    Tai C

    Just made this dish and it turned out better than I thought it would! I am not familiar with Paleo or Gluten-free recipes so I was uncertain how this dish would turn out using coconut milk. I could not taste any coconut in the final dish and overall, it was very tasty! I added a small diced white onion to the casserole dish with the broccoli and squash and instead of using bacon I used sauteed chicken breast for a less fat and more protein twist. I also baked it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees and it came out of the oven bubbly and gooey good ;-). Try this recipe – you’ll love it!

  15. 56
    Casey

    I made this tonight with left over spaghetti squash and broccoli and it was awesome! I left out the bacon and added sautéed spinach with the cold broccoli and spaghetti squash to heat it up before putting it in the casserole dish! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. 62
    Tarrah

    Hello, I am not able to eat coconut milk because it’s richness causes my Psoriasis to flare up terribly every time I try eating it:( Anything really rich/creamy or acidic does this to me. Do you know if there’s anything to substitute with it.

  17. 64
    Rachel Campbell

    This is soooooo good! I added chicken. Cooked it and mixed it in with the spaghetti squash before adding the sauce. I heated the sauce in the pan I cooked chicken in. I added spinach instead of broccoli. Since I have the protein from the chicken I only used 3 pieces of bacon- you could still taste it and it was all so good! Thank you!

  18. 71
    Lisa

    I just made this! It was delicious even though my squash was watery and the sauce a little lumpy. It’s very flavourful! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  19. 75
    Chara

    I made this tonight and it seems very watery. Did I miss a step where you should drain the spaghetti squash? It smells D’lish but have not had it yet, waiting for it to cool down a bit!!! Looking forward to eatting this.

    • 76
      Kaylie Johnson

      Hi Chara, some spaghetti squashes can be really watery more so than others, or if all the water wasn’t absorbed in cooking it would cause it to be extra liquidy. It shouldn’t be watery! 🙂

  20. 77
    Tiffany H

    Hey, this recipe looks AMAZING but I’m allergic to coconut. What could I substitute for the coconut milk? I’m not necessarily GF or paleo, just looking at eating healthier so any help would be beneficial! Thank you!!

  21. 79
    Connie Kay

    Subbed spinach and added carmelized onions, garlic and mushrooms (because they were in the fridge!) OH MY GOODNESS!

  22. 80
    Jessica

    First time using spaghetti squash. I roasted it. No water involved and didn’t have any issues with it being too watery. Didn’t see anything in the instructions about tempering the egg but I did that so it wouldn’t be chunky. Also added chicken and sun dried tomato. This was delicious. I had been craving mac and cheese lately and while this obviously wasn’t that, it did remind me of pasta with Alfredo and that was close enough to get through my craving.

  23. 83
    Jen

    This was excellent! I’m a paleo girl for health reasons and I do miss yummy comforting pasta dishes. This totally satisfied my craving. I will for sure be making this again. Thanks a bunch.

  24. 85
    Teresa

    Has anyone tried adding mushrooms and truffle oil? I am thinking I will give that a go. Cooking this dish for a friends bday and she loves both.

  25. 87
    Jennifer Clause

    I think I did something wrong……the egg and the coconut milk did not mix well. I tried to substitute garlic for garlic powder and it was way too garlicky……yikes!!! I even LOVE garlic….I might have to try again since everyone ranted and raved about this on fb…

  26. 89
    Meredith Cartwright

    After a long day of juggling recipes for my weekly Whole 30 meal prep, I totally missed the detail in which you heat the sauce before pouring it over the squash. It’s in the oven now. I can’t bear to look. Is it really and truly ruined?

  27. 98
    K phil

    I was so pumped about this recipe but totally disappointed. I am new to the paleo way and tried using coconut milk (in a carton-not low fat) that I had. I didn’t realize there was a canned “thick” kind that I should’ve used. It curdled and never “thickened” boo hoo – the pic looked so delicious.

  28. 101
    Kari

    I was looking up recipes for Whole30 because I wanted to see what I was getting into before potentially starting and this recipe and your behind the scene pictures won me over! I can’t wait to try this recipe and see what else you have on your blog!

  29. 103
    Judie

    So, two of my defining characteristics are a) that I can’t cook and b) that I’d MUCH rather eat carbs than vegetables, but I gave this recipe a shot anyway and I’m so glad I did! It was delicious!

  30. 105
    Greg Nicola

    Amazing and simple!! I ended up doubling the sauce recipe because it didn’t seem that the one was enough and used black bean noodles! Delish!!

    • 107
      Shelly

      I usually just cut the spaghetti squash in half, brush w/EVOO, bake on foil lined cookie sheet til fork tender. You could also check out Michelle Tam’s Pressure Cooker recipe.

  31. 108
    Liana Ferreira

    We got a fresh garden spaghetti squash and as I didn’t want to waste it, I decided to try this recipe. It was delicious! Thank you for the great recipe!

  32. 109
    Kari

    Looks like something my husband and I would like to try. I have a huge spaghetti squash and coconut milk, and this sounds like it would hit the spot.

    FYI – I tried getting this recipe from my phone and there were so many popups and ads that I finally had to close it down and find your site online. In short, at least for me, your mobile site is really hard to navigate with all the popups.

  33. 112
    Tisha

    I REALLY wanted this recipe to turn out, but I did something wrong when making the sauce and it curdled. Better luck next time, because I’m definitely trying again.

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