Paleo Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Bacon Cream

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  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Angela Sackett
Recipe by  Angela Sackett

“A rich pasta dish for paleo dieters and anyone who craves a pasta alternative to the classic Alfredo.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels; crumble and set aside. Leave 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in the skillet.
  2. Place halved and seeded spaghetti squash cut sides down in a large glass baking dish with 1/4 cup water. Microwave on high until squash is steaming and tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Using a fork, scrape spaghetti squash strands from skin. Set aside in a large serving dish and keep warm.
  3. Cook and stir onion and eggplant in remaining bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat until the onion turns translucent and eggplant is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and Italian herb blend. Add coconut milk, bring to a simmer, and cook until warmed through, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to puree the eggplant-coconut mixture until smooth.
  4. Return blended coconut milk sauce to skillet over medium-high heat and stir in crumbled bacon and spinach. Simmer, stirring often, until spinach is wilted and sauce is heated through, about 5 minutes. Pour sauce over spaghetti squash and sprinkle with nutritional yeast to taste.

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Made this as we are looking to try the Paleo diet. We didn't really like anything about this meal. The spaghetti squash was still crunchy after putting in the microwave for the recommended time. The sauce was not good. I've had good Paleo meals but this was just bad.

Shannon Bender

Shannon Bender

Thank you SO much for this recipe!! My family loved it a lot. I also added some shrimp in it to make it more meatier! lol for having literally the WORLDS PICKIEST EATERS, three children, they all loved the sauce. They had no clue what was in it.



I really tried to like this dish, especially after all the preparation; however, it was terrible. Couldn't eat a second bite.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 534 cal
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 35.3 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs
  • 48.3 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 645 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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