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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bacon "Spaghetti" Pie

I saw a recipe for spaghetti pie and thought it looked delicious, but it was over 550 calories per serving and didn't have any veggies.  I thought I could change it up and make it healthier.  I replaced the pasta with spaghetti squash, which does give it a little sweeter taste, but it works well with the bacon.  A lot of recipes call for half and half or cream, which I switched out fat free evaporated milk.  It still has a creaminess, but without the extra fat and calories.  You could use mozzarella cheese instead of parmesan if you wanted to.


    1 medium spaghetti squash (about 6 cups cooked squash)
    8 slices of bacon, cooked and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    4 eggs
    3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    15 basil leaves, chopped
    1 - 12 oz can fat free evaporated milk
    1 onion, chopped


    Cook the spaghetti squash by cutting it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place both halves in a baking pan with about an inch of water in the bottom. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. When it is done, scrape the squash out of the shell with a fork, separating the strands as you do.

    In a bowl combine the eggs, 1/2 cup of the parmesan, the milk, garlic and basil. Add the beans, squash and onions. Transfer everything to a 2 quart round baking pan or a 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees. Let it cool for at least ten minutes before cutting.

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 239.3
    • Total Fat: 9.9 g
    • Cholesterol: 143.2 mg
    • Sodium: 528.2 mg
    • Total Carbs: 20.8 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
    • Protein: 18.0 g



  1. Mmmm, this looks really good. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower!


  2. :) Thank you. I was a little surprised at how well it turned out and that my husband told me I should make it again even after he knew it was made with spaghetti squash.

  3. I love you substituted for low fat! I like using fat free greek yogurt as a substitute. Great recipe!

  4. That looks great! I can't wait to try it :)

  5. This is great--my husband would die for it!

    New Follower :)

  6. I LOVE the name of your blog and my husband would all over this. xx - follower

    1. Thank you, I have to admit I was a little proud of myself when I came up with it. Hope you and your husband enjoy it. Thank you for following me!

  7. MMMMM, forget the man, this woman wants to eat this! You had me at bacon ;) Can't wait to try this!

    Found you on the hop!

    1. :) Anytime I can fit bacon into something I will!

  8. Yum this looks delish! Love it and LOVE the idea of a "Man Approved Diet"! I am always looking for things that I my husband and I will both like! Hi! Stopping by from the TGIF blog hop and am now your newest follower:) Hope you can come check out Crazy Mama Drama !

  9. Hi Sarah,
    What a lovely presentation for this fabulous recipe. We will just love this great Bacon Spaghetti Pie. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Looks delicious! I love food;-)

    I am your newest follower mam and would absolutely love a visit from you too!

    Heather P.

  11. Wow that looks amazing! I love love spaghetti squash! Found you on the moms mingle

  12. This looks delicious. I'm always looking for ways to eat healthy so I'll definitely be trying this.

  13. Great recipe! I love the squash bacon combo...yum. I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' and share your great ideas at the Saturday link party (runs until Tuesday night...tonight!) I hope to see you there!

  14. i'm hungry just looking at it!
    i found u thru the naptime review mom's monday mingle and now follow.