This low carb spaghetti squash au gratin is an amazing side dish with an extra special crunchy topping! Gluten free recipe and LCHF recipe.
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I’m a huge fan of spaghetti squash. But this simple topping makes it an extra special dish. What’s the secret ingredient? Why pork rinds, of course! They are perfect for coating and topping – they have so much flavor and remain crunchy. This has to be tried!
Roast the spaghetti squash. Ever since I read Eat Within Your Means’ article on how to cook spaghetti squash, I’ve been slicing it horizontally into rings, removing the seeds, then roasting it. It cooks MUCH quicker and you get super long strands of squash.
Scoop out the squash and place in a large bowl. Mix in some cream cheese, chopped sun dried tomatoes and generous amounts of salt and pepper.
In a bag, place the pork rinds and bash or massage into crumbs. A *very* satisfying task! Add in some grated Parmesan and shake to mix.
Spoon the spaghetti squash mixture into a baking dish, then pour the topping over the top.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. The crunchy topping is the perfect contrast to the soft and creamy squash.
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Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
This low carb spaghetti squash au gratin is an amazing side dish with an extra special crunchy topping!
- 1 medium spaghetti squash
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- 2 tbs sun dried tomatoes chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1½ cups pork rinds pork skins
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan
Preheat the oven to 380F.
Cut the squash into slices, remove the seeds, and place the rings on a baking sheet. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.
Scoop out the flesh and place it in a bowl. Add the cream cheese, tomatoes and seasoning, then stir well.
Crush the pork rinds to crumbs, then mix with the Parmesan.
- Spoon the spaghetti squash mixture into a baking dish then cover with the pork rind mixture.
- Return to the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
6g net carbs per serving (quarter of the whole recipe).
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