This spaghetti squash bowl has a light cream sauce, along with fresh sage and crispy bacon. I love spaghetti squash but get tired of having it with a tomato-based red sauce. This recipe will make you and your family excited about spaghetti squash again! — Emily Montgomery, Madison, Alabama
Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti Squash Bowl Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high until tender, 15-18 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons in pan. Add mushrooms to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat until tender, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic, salt and, if desired, red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer.
Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is almost evaporated, 4-5 minutes. Stir in flour until blended; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in sage.
When squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to separate strands. Serve with mushroom sauce and reserved bacon; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and, if desired, additional chopped fresh sage.