It’s only after he spends the evening helping me put all this together that the Pie tells me he doesn’t like spaghetti squash. Well, too bad. I like it just fine. And it’s a great gluten-free pasta replacement. Plus it’s good for you and stuff. Not to mention kind of cool. This recipe involves a bit of pre-preparation, but then you can just toss everything together at the end and it looks like you planned it or something.
Start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Put a cooling rack on a baking sheet and line it with BACON. However much bacon you want. Alternately, you could fry this up, but I figured I’d do all the cooking parts at the same time, plus I needed the stove top for the other stuff.
Take a spaghetti squash, cut it in half and scoop out the stringy bits and seeds. Brush with olive oil, salt, and pepper and place cut side down on another baking sheet. I also cut up another, non-spaghetti squash I had lying around and put that on the sheet as well.
Shove the bacon and the squash into the oven. Let the squash roast for about 45 minutes, until it’s all tender and smooshy.
Cook the bacon, flipping halfway through, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it’s as crispy as you like it.
Gren tried being extra affectionate with the Pie in the hopes he might get some bacon. His dastardly plot was unsuccessful.
While that’s on the go, cut up some other vegetables. I used an onion, cut into strips, and some mushrooms, sliced.
I sautéed the mushrooms in a bit of butter and caramelized the onions in olive oil on low heat.
Then I chucked the bacon (chopped) in the pan with the onions and mushrooms and left that on a low heat while I prepared the squash.
I cut up the other squash into cubes and tossed that into the pan.
Then I took a fork and went to work on the insides of the spaghetti squash.
I love how it really looks like spaghetti.
Then I chucked all that into the pan as well and tossed it.
Added in a jar of basil pesto, gave it a good stir.
Tada. It ain’t pretty but b’y was it tasty. Especially with a bit of parmesan cheese dusted over top.