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Whole30 Creamy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Casserole


As seen on our Whole30 Challenge, Day 29 (click to read more).

Whole30 Creamy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Casserole

Special thanks to Aunt Karen & Uncle Larry for our awesome Le Creuset dutch oven. We've enjoyed using it, and it clearly photographs well too... :)



Whole30 Creamy Bacon Broccoli Spaghetti Casserole

SERVINGS: 8

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 10-12 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash (*See note below)

  • 8 pieces cooked bacon, chopped

  • 2 cups steamed broccoli

CREAMY SAUCE:

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk

  • 1 medium egg

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • fresh ground pepper to taste

STEPS:

  1. Cook spaghetti squash if not previously cooked. (See *Note below for steps.)

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  3. In a saucepan, combine all "Creamy Sauce" ingredients and whisk together.

  4. Heat the creamy sauce on the stove over medium heat. Continue whisking the sauce while it cooks until it thickens. (This is about 5-8 minutes.)

  5. In a casserole dish, add spaghetti squash, steamed broccoli and bacon. Stir gently to mix.

  6. Pour the cream sauce over the casserole.

  7. Heat the casserole in the oven until warm or save for later. (Note: I left the lid off for the last 5 minutes to crisp it up a bit.)

*NOTE:

This recipe calls for cooked spaghetti squash. If you don't have a spaghetti squash previously cooked, just follow these easy steps below to cook it.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Cut a spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and discard.

  3. Place aluminum foil on non-stick baking sheet.

  4. Lay spaghetti squash on foil. Lightly season with a drizzle of olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

  5. Cook for 35-50 minutes until soft. (We cooked our larger squash for 45 minutes.)

  6. After squash is done cooking, remove squash from oven. Let squash cool for a few minutes until it is cool enough to handle.

  7. Use a fork and scrape the inside to create long strands (like spaghetti).

​TASTE TEST: The casserole was fabulous. Hubs, who doesn't like anything to do with coconut, even was surprised at how delicious it was. It had 0 coconut taste and had a faint resemblance to a healthy fettuccine sauce. I'll definitely be making this post-Whole30! Looks like we are re-inducted into the Whole30 Clean Plate Club once again!

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