Sunday, December 18, 2011

5/23: Bacon gorgonzola parmesan spaghetti squash (aka: heaven)

I realized a few weeks ago that I've kind of been slacking on my life list. If you're new around these parts, on my 22nd birthday, I made a goal to do 23 new things by the time I turn 23 and blog about as many of them as I can! One goal that I was particularly excited about checking off my list was creating a new recipe completely from scratch without any guidance or ideas from a pre-existing recipe. Basically, I want to be the Pioneer Woman, and I don't care who knows it. I've made plenty of let's-throw-all-these-things-in-a-pan-and-see-what-happens dinners before (because they're the best kind of delicious accident!), but I really wanted to make a real recipe this time. Anyways, I'm experimenting with eating a mostly grain-free diet (more info here, if you're interested!), so if you like to stay away from gluten or grains, this recipe will be perfect for you. But even if you're not, I PROMISE this dish will delicious anyway! I'm not ashamed to admit that I literally licked the bowl. And now, the recipe :)

this looks like mashed potatoes, but I promise it's a bowl full of spaghetti squash and delicious cheese :)

Bacon gorgonzola parmesan spaghetti squash (aka: heaven)

Shredded Parmesan cheese
Crumbled Gorgonzola (or any bleu cheese)
Heavy Cream (you could use half + half as well, whatever you prefer)
Salt + Pepper
Spaghetti Squash (click here for great instructions  on how to cook spaghetti squash! I had frozen leftovers that I used, but fresh is great too :))

(sidenote: I eyeballed all of these measurements-- feel free to do the same and go by taste!) Heat 1-2 cups of heavy cream in a saucepan until small bubbles begin to form. Add in 1/2 c. gorgonzola and 1/4 c. parmesan cheese (less or more is fine depending on your tastes, this will help the sauce thicken since we're not using flour) and stir until melted. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, and stir for a few minutes to thicken. Meanwhile, cook a slice or two (or five) of bacon, and chop into small pieces once cooked. Stir your cooked spaghetti squash into cheese mixture and stir for a few minutes to combine. Once most of cheese sauce has been incorporated into squash, remove from heat, plate, and top with bacon. Devour. Enjoy. :)


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