Hawaiian Style Spaghetti Squash Recipe

by Chrystal Johnson on October 2, 2012

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I love this time of year when we start seeing yummy, organic winter squashes arrive at the grocery store. Last year I finally attempted making spaghetti squash, and it has quickly become one of our favorites.

There are so many ways to prepare spaghetti squash, but everyone in the family loves this simple recipe – even Zoë who has become very picky! It’s easy to make and doesn’t have a lot of ingredients so it’s easy to throw together!

Ingredients

  • 1 large organic spaghetti squash
  • 1 package uncured bacon
  • 1 can of crushed or diced organic pineapple
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half length-wise. Scoop out seeds and compost (or save).
  2. Cook the bacon and drain.
  3. Chop the bacon and place in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add pineapple, brown sugar and cheese if you want. You can also use fresh pineapple if it’s available.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Place the spaghetti squash in a baking pan with one inch of water surrounding it.
  7. Fill the spaghetti squash with the bacon/pineapple mixture.
  8. Cover the pan with foil and place in the oven at 400° F for 45-60 minutes or until spaghetti squash can be easily pierced with a fork.
  9. Remove from pan and cool slightly.
  10. Scoop spaghetti squash and bacon/pineapple filling into a large mixing bowl.
  11. Mix it together with a fork and serve!

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Brittney Minor
Twitter: brittleby
October 2, 2012 at 10:34 am
2 Jaime October 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

This sounds delicious! Such a nice change of pace from spaghetti sauce!
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3 Jenna
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October 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

This looks amazingly delicious!
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4 Leah at Crunchy Farm Baby October 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Yum! I only have one spaghetti squash recipe and I’m getting kind of sick of it. I’ll try this one out for sure, minus the bacon to make it vegetarian. :)
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5 Kaitlin
Twitter: mommahag
October 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Yum, this looks amazing!
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6 Heather @ Sneaky Green October 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Ooooh, I think I see a new dish in our future!
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7 Mimi October 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I have no idea what that would taste like, but man it sounds good! I’ve never had spaghetti squash, but now I want to try it!
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8 Chrystal October 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm

It’s really good! Let me know if you try it!

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9 Johanna @ Mama Chocolate
Twitter: ChoresChocolate
October 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm

This looks super yummy and I can’t wait to try it out! I featured this recipe for this week’s Delicious Dish Tuesday, thank you so much for submitting it!
http://www.mamachocolateblog.com/delicious-dish-tuesday-recipe-link-up-hawaiian-spaghetti-squash.html
Please link back to one of the hosts if you can! Thanks!
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10 Chrystal October 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

Thanks so much for featuring me Johanna!

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11 Danielle P October 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I cooked a spaghetti squash last week and froze it. I had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for the idea. Now maybe I can get my family to try it.

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