Spaghetti Squash, Goat Cheese and Kale

Ingredients

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash approx 1100g
  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon*
  • 3 ounces of Trader Joe’s Goat Cheese with Honey
  • 10oz fresh kale
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

*obviously more bacon is better, but, unfortunately, I only had 4 slices. Thankfully, it was thick cut.

Directions

    1. Heat oven to 400F.
    2. Line a rectangular baking pan with foil or parchment paper.
    3. Cut the ends off the spaghetti squash, then slice in half lengthwise.
    4. Place the hollow sides of the squash down on the pan and bake for 40 minutes**. Oh yeah, scoop out all the seeds and throw them away. Now it’s hollow! I forgot about this until Step 10, but because I’m nice, I’m mentioning it here.
    5. Once the spaghetti squash is done, flip it over and let it cool.
    6. Cut the bacon into small squares and heat in a 10-12inch skillet until it just starts to get crispy.
    7. Add red wine vinegar and deglaze the pan.
    8. Add the kale to the pan a handful at a time, stirring and coating in that wonderful pool of bacon grease. The body of the kale will go limp with joy. That’s how you know it’s ready. And now you can see why I was disappointed about only having 4 slices of bacon.
    9. Once all the kale has been added and is nice and bright like you applied an Instagram filter, turn off the eye and move the skillet to the side.
    10. Now back to that spaghetti squash! Hopefully, it’s cool enough to handle. If not, just hold it with a towel. Take a fork and scrape the insides into a bowl. It’ll be nice and stringy since we had the foresight to remove all those seeds before roasting it.
    11. Now, mix the spaghetti squash in with the rest of the goods.
    12. Stir in the goat cheese. The heat from the spaghetti squash will help it melt right in with creamy goodness unless you were a punk worried about the squash being too hot and didn’t use the towel in Step 10. Then maybe it’ll crumble? I have no idea because I’m willing to be a little uncomfortable for the sake of my dinner.

And you’re done!

Macros!

Calories: 166
Carbs: 19
Fat: 7
Protein: 9
Fiber: 8

*Serves 6

**If you’re making a full meal, now is the perfect time to grab some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, put a molasses bacon seasoning rub on them and bake them too. I did the squash on the top rack and the chicken on the bottom.

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