low carb thanksgiving : spaghetti squash au gratin with bacon

Makes: 10 Servings


  • 1 large spaghetti squash

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 2 cloves garlic – minced

  • 1 small onion – thinly sliced

  • salt and pepper – to taste

  • 8 slices bacon – cooked crisp and crumbled

  • 1 ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese – shredded

  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  3. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.

  4. Drizzle olive oil over spaghetti squash, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place cut side down on baking sheet.

  5. Bake 30 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  7. While the squash is roasting, heat a medium sauté pan over medium heat.

  8. To the pan add butter, garlic, onions, salt and pepper.

  9. Cook until onions are lightly caramelized.

  10. Once the squash has cooled, use a fork to scrape the flesh into a large mixing bowl.

  11. To the bowl, add onions, bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese.

  12. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. Transfer to a casserole dish.

  13. Reduce oven temperature to 350° Bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Serving size: 1 portion Net Carbs: 8 g Fat: 5 g

Protein: 16 g

Image + recipe from Peace Love and Low Carb