Trying to maintain a mostly grain-free diet is occasionally difficult for Scott, because that man loves pasta. His favorite meal is spaghetti. He says he could eat it for the rest of his life, and I believe him. So in an attempt to not feed him empty carbs that will upset his or my own digestion, I use spaghetti squash. Sketti squash is cool because it contains manganese, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, among other vitamins and minerals. Get it, squash!


spaghetti squash carbonara

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Spaghetti squash is cool because it contains manganese, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, among other vitamins and minerals. Get it, squash!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 401 kcal


  • one large spaghetti squash
  • two egg yolks
  • 5 baby bella mushrooms
  • half a large onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 strips pastured bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice off the top of the squash, and slice it down the middle. Lay it innards down on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes, or until a fork punctures it easily. Dice onions, slice mushrooms and sautee in butter until very soft, add garlic last. Set aside and let cool.
  • Separate yolks from the white and add the yolks to the cooled pan of onions, shrooms and garlic. After the squash has cooled, remove the seeds and scoops out all of the strands into the pan with the onions, garlic, yolks, etc. Let it reheat on low. 
  • Cook the bacon until it is crispy and crumble over the squash. Truthfully, I also drizzled the bacon fat over the spaghetti.


Make sure to use pastured eggs for the best carbonara! 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 8gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 355mgPotassium: 593mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1125IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 1.6mg
Keyword healthy carbonara recipe, low-carb carbonara, spaghetti squash carbonara
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