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Spaghetti Squash Chicken Carbonara

The quintessential bacon and egg spaghetti dish with half the guilt. This recipe swaps pasta for roasted spaghetti squash for all the richness and flavour of a traditional carbonara without the heaviness.
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 50 min

Ingredients

1 medium spaghetti squash
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 slices bacon, sliced
1 chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes
1 clove garlic, minced
4 tsp sodium reduced chicken broth
2 green onions, thinly sliced

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Trim ends of spaghetti squash and slice into 1-inch thick rings. Remove seeds. Brush both sides of rings with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until tender but not mushy, 25 – 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on tray for 15 minutes before separating spaghetti strands, discard skin.

  2. Stir egg and yolk with parmesan in a small bowl and set aside.

  3. Cook bacon in a large sauce pan over medium heat until crisp, 8 -10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towel lined dish to drain. Reserve fat in pan and add chicken. Cook until golden and no pink remains, 6 – 8 minutes.

  4. Add garlic to pan and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add bacon and spaghetti and toss to coat in bacon fat.

  5. Heat broth and set aside.

  6. Remove pan from heat and add in egg mixture, quickly stirring to thicken but not scramble. Stir in broth and green onions.

  7. Serve sprinkled with more parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Calories256
Protein14 g
Fat16.6 g
Saturated Fat4.9 g
Carbohydrate2.3 g
Fibre3.2 g
Sugar5.6 g
Cholesterol203 mg
Sodium552 mg
Per serving % Daily Value
Potassium9
Calcium32
Iron9
Vitamin A8
Vitamin C17