Keto Spaghetti Squash Carbonara!
Anything can be keto-fied if you try hard enough! Or, in this case, you need only the right veggie :). Spaghetti squash is actually a type of fruit belonging to the same family as pumpkin, zucchini and yellow squash. It’s used by many low carbers as a substitute for spaghetti because when cooked, spaghetti squash’s insides fall apart into strands. And the fact that they’re yellow, just like pasta, doesn’t hurt their suitability.
Today we felt like a yummy spaghetti squash carbonara with a variety of ingredients. Usually made with spaghetti (hence the name), a meat (whether chicken, bacon, shrimp), Parmesan, eggs and parsley, the dish is simple and quick to make. We took inspiration from the basic recipe and added our own awesomeness to it. The more ingredients the better in a dish like this. We love flavors for days and added a few interesting ones in this keto Low-Carbonara!
Sausage and peppers cook incredibly together. At first, not fans of peppers, we learned they cook long and become so sweet! Careful to not overdo the peppers, they are relatively higher in carbs than other vegetables. For this reason, we skipped the onions and garlic in this recipe (both higher in carbs as well). We used pork sausage links with about 1g of carbs in each. We also added some white cheddar cheese to melt in the pan and add to the creaminess of the dish without the overused heavy cream. The cheddar added a great hint of sharpness amongst all the sweetness!
What are some of your favorite flavor add-ins? Let us know in the comments- we love discovering new combinations!
Let’s make this keto-approved spaghetti squash carbonara!
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