Spaghetti Squash & Shrimp in a Cream Sauce

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Spaghetti squash, we’ve of course been told how great this vegetable is for us. Also, spaghetti squash is a great substitute for those who must eat gluten free. Let’s be honest though, spaghetti squash can just get boring after a while.  We all know what happens when vegetables become boring…we start eating bags and bags of chips.  Well, that might just be me.😳

However, I truly do love my vegetables.  And, I try my best to keep things interesting when eating them.  That’s how this recipe came about.  The same ol’ squash and meatballs just were not jiving any longer.  So, I switched it up and added shrimp, and cream sauce, and bacon.  Bacon always makes everything better.  Not to mention this meal comes together in a snap.  So, there is no excuse now. Put down the chips, and start cooking this recipe. 

Serves 5

  • Spaghetti squash sliced in half and seeded
  • 1 cup of cream sauce (2 T butter, 2 T flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dash of nutmeg, 1/2 cup vegetable broth, 3/4 cup of milk or cream)
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 T parsley
  • 1/2 t garlic salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake squash face down in 1/2 inch water for 30-35 minutes.december2016-001
  2. Set aside and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. While that cools prepare the cream sauce.  In a sauce pan on medium heat melt the butter, and then add the flour and seasonings and cook for about a minute.december2016-002Gently stir in vegetable broth and milk whisking constantly to make sure your sauce is not lumpy.  Allow to cook for a few minutes until thick and creamy.december2016-003
  4. In a saute pan heat 2 T of butter on medium high heat.  Add the shrimp, garlic, parsley, garlic salt, and pepper.  Saute for about 2-3 minutes just until shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  5. Shred Spaghetti squash, by scraping the squash out of it’s hard skin with a fork. december2016-007Top with shrimp, cream sauce, parmesan cheese, and bacon.december2016-022december2016-018december2016-016december2016-021

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