Your next meal idea! Roasted spaghetti squash with veggies and bacon

Having worked in kitchens for many years i have always loved to construct new dishes based on my experiences and i have an interesting one for all today. I don’t think the humble spaghetti squash gets the respect it deserves. For a decent amount of food 100 gr, or 1 cup there is only 31 calories, it has magnesium, vitamins A, C, B6, iron and calcium…excellent! I have had much success in replacing pasta with this squash and it has a very delicate flavor which pairs well with any sauce or spice. Let’s get get down to the recipe;

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 Thai chili’s
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 handful snow peas
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • pink sea salt
  • pepper
  • basil

First things first, pre heat oven to 210C (410F). Next slice squash into rings, this helps to cook faster. Season the squash by brushing the rings with olive oil and pink Himalayan salt and pepper. If you don’t have pink salt please start buying it or other natural sea salts , the flavor is great and it has the natural minerals that we so desperately need. Roast for an hour or until fork tender. pics1 088

While the squash is roasting, cut up the bacon into small pieces and saute with the garlic, onion, and Thai chili’s. pics1 089 When the bacon is done and the garlic and onion are just turning brown de-glaze the pan with dry white wine, i used a malbec that i made from a kit, this was what i had on hand …so good! Put the mixture off to the side for now.pics1 090

Now you can cut up the veggie’s into bit sized pieces. Saute the veg in a little olive oil until just tender but with a bit of crisp. Add some fresh or dried Basil to taste, i used about 1 tsp.pics1 092

When the squash is done, shred the squash with two forks, it will pull apart into spaghetti like strands. Combine the bacon mixture with the spaghetti squash and place onto a plate, then add the veg on top…chow down.pics1 094

The bacon in this recipe gives a nice flavor and yet does not overpower the dish. I liked the idea of a reduced meat dish where the combination of veg really shines. Try this for your next meal and feel happy knowing this very nutritious meal is low calorie and delicious.

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