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!!
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.
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.
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
I hid them in text, because they were too embarrassing to post next to this lovely white aesthetic and spaghetti squash 😂😂😂😂.
*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
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 😉 ).
Creamy Whole30 Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash
- In a saucepan whisk together all the ingredients for the cream sauce.
- Heat the sauce on the stove over medium heat. Continue whisking the sauce while it cooks for about 5-8 minutes until it thickens.
- 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.
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.