Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Squash

These cheesy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Squash are stuffed to the brim with tender broccoli, crispy bacon, and melted cheese. Serve this scrumptious squash up as a side dish or main course!

Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Squash

My toddler has a very set distinction between cool and awesome. To her, the two words are complete polar opposites and not to be mixed up under any circumstances.

“Momma look!” she’ll yell as she leaps off the tallest piece of furniture she can scale, tumbling into a somersault. “Pretty cool!” I’ll respond, stifling the urge to visibly cringe and wrap my baby in no less than 5 layers of bubble wrap.

“No momma, not cool. It’s awesome.”

My mistake.

Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Squash Boats

So, this recipe. Oh my gosh, this recipe!!!

I channeled my favorite mac and cheese recipe and turned it into a stuffed spaghetti squash and I’m kind of freaking out right now.

I knew it was going to be good from the get-go, but was legit blown away with the first bite. And the second. And… you’ve got to make this sassified stuffed squash!

It’s pretty awesome, which according to Mia is the *only* acceptable adjective to describe this dish.

Enjoy!

Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Squash

Bring on the broccoli!

This Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is stuffed to the brim with tender broccoli, crispy bacon, and melted cheese.

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Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Squash

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This Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Squash is stuffed to the brim with tender broccoli, crispy bacon, and melted cheese. Love it!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 4-6 oz chopped broccoli crowns, or more!
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 2-3 oz shredded/grated cheese (choose your favorite)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 TBSP crumbled feta cheese
  • parsley to garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Slice your spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. For easy cutting, feel free to stick each squash in the microwave for 5 minutes to soften it up just a tad. The knife slides through way easier this way!
  3. Next grab a lipped baking sheet or a rimmed baking dish.
  4. Rub the cut side of the squash with a teeny bit of cooking oil.
  5. Place inside a baking dish or atop rimmed baking sheet and roast face-down for 30-40 minutes, or until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Cooking time will vary a bit depending on the size of your squash, and the once rock-hard exterior of the squash will be visibly softened.
  6. While the squash roasts, steam or blanch your broccoli and cook your bacon.
  7. For the bacon, chop and pan-fry until crispy. (approx. 3 minutes)
  8. Once squash is roasted, allow to cool until easily handled or pop on an oven mit and use a fork to separate and fluff the strands of spaghetti squash.
  9. Add your broccoli, shredded cheese, and bacon, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Top with crumbled feta and bake at 350 degrees F for around 10-15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  11. For a golden cheesy topping, flip your oven to broil on high for just a minute or two until lightly browned.
  12. Garnish with parsley if desired and dig in!

Notes

Short on time? The squash can be roasted and stored in the fridge if you'd like to meal prep and plan ahead for a speedier dinner. You can also microwave your squash in lieu of baking if you'd prefer.

Get Cheesy! Choose your favorite cheeses to use in this dish. I used a combination of creamy Havarti and feta cheese. You could also use Mozzarella + Parmesan, Cheddar, Gruyere, Gouda, or anything your heart desires!

Courses Main Dish

Cuisine American

If you get a chance to try this cheesy bacon broccoli spaghetti squash, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

 special diets and swaps

  • vegansaurus chefs: you can totally go in a few different directions to veganize this dish. Make the switch with some tasty fakin’ bacon and your favorite veggie cheese alternative (like Daiya shreds or nutritional yeast) or revamp the dish entirely by adding in extra veggies (spinach and mushrooms are awesome with the broccoli) and your favorite vegan pesto.
  • brontosaurus chefs: skip ze bacon or swap in some vegetarian bacon bits or tempeh bacon.
  • gluten-free? you’re good to go here!

For those of you who are thoroughly team spaghetti squash, keep the stuffed squash streak alive by trying my chicken and veggie pesto, garlic parmesan spinach, and buffalo chicken spaghetti squash recipes.

Spaghetti squash for president!

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  • Dani

    What do you think about substituting sour cream for yogurt?

    • Hey Dani! In general or in a particular recipe? (personally I’m a fan!)

  • Elle

    I just found your website and tried the Parmesan spinach spaghetti squash recipe which was delicious. However, I’m unable to print this recipe and several others I want to try. I get a message that page is no longer available. Any suggestions?

    • Hey Elle! Thanks for the heads up! I just changed a few major things on the backend of my account so it looks like the print buttons went wonky as a result! So glad to know this, sending in a support ticket right now. Going to shoot you an email with a printable version of this recipe while I wait to get these bad boys fixed! xoxo

      • Email sent! Hope this helps! xoxo Everything seems to be working on my end with the print button 🙂

        • Elle

          I didn’t get the email but I’m printing out recipes right now while I’m cooking the Cheesy garlic Parmesan spinach spaghetti squash recipe AGAIN!! I can’t wait to try the broccoli one next. Thank you so much for the awesome recipes!!!

          • Eek maybe it went to your junk folder? I sent it out right after I wrote ya here – so sorry it didn’t get to you but HOORAY for everything working now and I’m so stoked you’re loving the recipe! <3 Legit makes my day! Thank you Elle!

  • Nina

    You’re the best! I made this last night and my boyfriend (who’s happy to skip veggies), my 5 year old (who’s iffy on new foods) and I all LOVED it! We ate every last bite! I’d never had or cooked spaghetti squash before, but was so pleased with how delicious, easy and quick it was. I combined this recipe with the spinach cream sauce from your other recipe, and also added smoked turkey sausage. Lots of veggies, protein and some dairy, all in a convenient veggie bowl – amazing! We didn’t miss the traditional pasta. I’m looking forward to making your other recipes. Thanks for being so inspiring!

    • Nina your comment made me smile ear to ear – thank you! I’m so thrilled that this easy peasy recipe won over your whole crew and thank you so so much for taking the time to make my day 🙂 Love the mash up of this recipe and my spinach parm spaghetti squash recipe and turkey sausage sounds like the perfect addition! xoxo

  • Jenna

    I’m not seeing when to put the bacon in. Would it be step 9, along with the broccoli?

    • My mom-brain is out of control lately – so embarrassed! You’ve got it Jenna, it goes in with the broccoli. 🙂 I’m totally fixing this right now — Thank you so much for pointing it out! xoxo

  • Brittany

    We tried this and added some smoked sausage/kielbasa for some extra meat. SOOOO good

    • Ohmygosh Brittany that sounds like an amazing addition! 🙂 So happy to hear it!

  • Tiina

    I made this tonight for dinner for my husband and myself. The only substitution I made was turkey bacon for pork. This was SO GOOD! I served it with a simply dressed cherry tomato salad, upping the veggie factor even more. Eating this makes me feel 10x healthier and 10 years younger! 🙂 Thanks Jenn!

    • Tiina I’m so trilled you enjoyed it! You get 10000000 gold stars for adding a veggie salad too, perfection! <3 Thanks for stopping back over to leave me this sweet note, it always makes my night! 🙂

  • Helloooooooo beautiful! Healthy AND chocked full of bacon? Sign. Me. Up. This is perfection!

    • Aw thanks Karly! Hope you get a chance to try it — we’re HOOKED! 🙂

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