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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

*Spaghetti Squash Carbonara* --- SO Yum & Low Calorie

This recipe is SUPER delicious, healthy and LOW in calories! Also - 21 Day Fix Approved!

It is quickly becoming a staple in our house and want to share it's deliciousness! Here's the recipe:

1 spaghetti squash
1 lb. bacon (turkey)
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 gloves garlic, minced
1/2 c of peas
Parmesan cheese to taste
Red Pepper flakes or black pepper, to taste

Heat the oven to 400ºF. Cut the squash in half and pick out all the seeds. Don’t be anal about getting out the stringy stuff, you can’t even tell it’s there once the squash has roasted. Lightly coat the inside of the squash with some oil and place cut side down, on a baking sheet, in the oven for 20 minutes. Flip each half over, and roast for another 20 minutes–0r until the squash is easily shredded with a fork and add it to your serving bowl. Start heating up the peas.

While the squash is roasting, start the sauce. With the bacon placed horizontally on your cutting board, cut the strips into 1/2″ pieces. Don’t worry about separating the strips, just cut away. Add the bacon pieces to a saute pan that’s on medium heat. Cook the bacon until it’s browned and add to your serving bowl. Remove 3/4 of the bacon grease and reserve for another use. Place the onion and garlic in the pan and cook until translucent. Add them to your serving bowl. Add the peas into the mixture along with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes to your liking. ENJOY! :)

[caption id="attachment_195" align="alignnone" width="300"]Delicious!! Delicious!![/caption]