Keto friendly. A low carb delight. Spaghetti squash alfredo is a guilt-free side dish that is packed with flavor.
I started making this when spaghetti squash became a “thing” and when I was trying to drop the baby weight.
It’s simple to make and something I now crave often.
Here is how I make it.
Slice a spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds and other stringy junk.
Using a pastry brush, baste the squash with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
On a sheet pan lined with foil, turn the squash face down.
Place in a preheated 375 degree oven and cook for about 40 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
Next, make the alfredo.
Melt a little butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for about a minute, careful not to burn.
Add half and half and cook until it is at a slight simmer. Stir constantly!
Stir in cream cheese until melted. Add romano cheese. Add salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
Remove the squash from the oven. Using a fork, shred the “spaghetti” and place in a bowl.
Pour the sauce over the spaghetti squash and toss around.
Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
1 spaghetti squash
salt and pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup half and half
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2-1 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese ****See Note
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut squash in half, remove seeds and “stringy” membrane.
Using a pastry brush, baste with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until fork tender (bake time depends on size of squash).
In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and olive oil, sauté garlic for about a minute being careful not to burn.
Add half and half and cook for a few minutes until it starts to slightly simmer.
Stir in cream cheese until melted and sauce is smooth.
Add Romano or Parmesan cheese.
****Note – depending on the type or brand of cheese you use affects saltiness. Start with 1/2 cup and add more if needed.
Add salt and pepper last, after you tasted everything.
Shred the squash with a fork and place in a bowl.
Pour sauce over the “spaghetti.” Stir well and serve.