September 18, 2017

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Bacon Broccoli Casserole

I posted this photo on my Instagram account the other day.
Spaghetti Squash on Instagram
I was making one of my favorite dinners and had a few requests for the recipe. 😊   
I should have shared this sooner because it is soooo good!
Spaghetti Squash Chicken Bacon Broccoli Casserole
A couple of months ago I was doing another Whole 30 and I wanted something different than the Whole 30 Spaghetti & Meatballs that I normally make. 
Whole 30 Spaghetti & Meatballs
That is a super awesome recipe... but hold on to your seat... this one is amazing!!

So anyway,  I went looking on Pinterest and found a version of this recipe, but without any sort of meat.  Well, hubby needs protein in dinner... it's a must. Anyway, I thought this would be awesome with chicken and it is!

We LOOOVVEE this recipe!  In fact, Hubby was just telling me that he will eat this every week! Once, he even made it while I was away! It's seriously that good!

I've made this dish several times now and it does not disappoint! Well, wait one time it did... I made it for my daughter and her then fiancΓ©, while I was visiting in Virginia.  I thought, hmmm, why don't I double the sauce, that will make it even better! No, don't do it! There is coconut milk in this recipe and the coconut flavor becomes too strong.  When you double it, the sauce overpowers the other flavors and changes the texture and everything. 

I wouldn't recommend doubling the creamy sauce. It may look a bit "dry" when you mix it, but it's really not. In my opinion, it's perfect! πŸ‘Œ
This recipe is for a 13x9 pan or if you want to half it for an 8x8 dish, that will work too. I just made a large 13x9 pan of this dish and froze the leftovers. πŸ‘  Which is something I LOVE to do! It makes for quick meals when we are on the go!  It's really a super easy recipe, it just takes a few steps to pull it all together.

If you want to make this recipe Whole 30, you will need to find Whole 30 compliant bacon. I'm not a Whole 30 purist so, I'm not that picky about my turkey bacon.

Here's a tip about cooking bacon.... I usually make 2 lbs. of it at a time. I mean seriously, if I'm going to go to all of that work, I might as well make the most of it. (It's really not that much work, though)  I bake my bacon. That really cuts down on the mess. I use a large cookie sheet, with foil on it. Lay as many pieces of bacon that will fit and cook at 400°F for about 15-20 minutes, then take those off and keep going.  After it cools, I freeze all of the cooked bacon and pull out what I need for breakfast or a recipe. 😊  Easy peasy! I like to make my life easier!

Okay, on to the yummy recipe!
Yield: 13x9 Pan

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Bacon Broccoli Casserole

This recipe is super healthy, Paleo friendly, Dairy free, and can be made Whole 30. It's delicious on a whole new level. It does not disappoint!

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 whole cooked spaghetti squash, all of the insides forked out.
  • 1-2 cups of cooked chicken, chopped
  • 10-12 pieces of bacon, chopped ( I use turkey bacon)
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli, cooked (I use most of the bag)
Creamy Sauce
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. In a sauce pan, add all of the ingredients for the creamy sauce. Whisk the sauce over medium heat for approximately 5-8 minutes. Once it begins to thicken remove from heat.
  2. Set oven for 350°F. In a large 13X9 casserole dish, add the spaghetti squash, chicken, bacon, and broccoli. Then pour the creamy sauce over it all and mix together. Place in oven for 20-25 minutes, until it is completely heated throughout.
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Enjoy!! Here's one to pin for later! 😍
Spaghetti Squash Chicken Bacon Broccoli Casserole
Blessings,
Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!

2 comments:

  1. I will be giving this a try this weekend! I'm trying to cutback on dairy and carbs (not fully paleo, but trying to reset a bit), and this looks perfect and hoepfully the hubs will like it too.

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