Recipe from theKitchn.com
(on Slack by member Kristina P)
Makes 10 - 1 cup serving
I love Carbonara, so I am really looking forward to giving this one a try!
-1 medium Spaghetti Squash -about 3 lbs
-8 oz Bacon -8 to 10 slices, diced
-1 small Yellow Onion, diced OR skip the -onion and use Leeks
-4 large Eggs
-1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
-1 1/4 cups Parmesan cheese, or mix of Parmesan and Pecorino, divided
-1 tsp Salt
-1 tsp Back Pepper
Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350 F. Cut the squash in half lengthwise with a sharp chef’s knife. Scrape out the seeds and seed flesh with a spoon and discard. Pour 1/2 cup water into a 9x13” baking dish and place the squash cut-side down in
the water. Roast for 45 minutes or until tender. Cook the bacon in a heavy skillet over medium heat until the edges crips. Add the onions and cook until soft and beginning to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl, then whisk in the ricotta. Fold in the cooked bacon and onions, then 1 cup of grated cheese and the salt and pepper. When squash can be easily pierced with a fork, remove it from the oven and turn the heat up to 375 F. Remove squash from the baking dish, wipe it dry, then coat it lightly with cooking spray. Shred inside of the squash with a fork into spaghetti like strings and remove from outer shell. It’s approximately 6 cups. Mix squash strings into egg-and-onion mixture. Spread in baking dish and top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until set and golden-brown on top, about 45 minutes. Can be assembled in the baking dish up until the final bake and refrigerate overnight.