Sinfully Decadent Spaghetti Squash Bake

Sinfully Decadent Spaghetti Squash Bake
Whoever thought the words “sinful” and “decadent” would accompany a spaghetti squash recipe? But oh my goodness, Sinfully Decadent Spaghetti Squash Bake is the perfect description. It’s over the top and definitely something to be consumed with lots of people around. You don’t want leftovers because you will eat them all. Don’t ask me how I know this.

If you are looking for the PERFECT side dish to serve with your holiday ham, look no further. This is the absolute end all of recipes. It’s sweet and the texture is perfect. In fact, most people won’t even know they are eating squash. And, as an aside, it’s gluten free, meatless and has kid-approved status at my house. It’s CRAZY GOOD, as in, “I can’t believe Spaghetti Squash” could taste this way”. Like ever.

 Sinfully Decadent Spaghetti Squash Bake in half
I was thinking, do most people know what spaghetti squash looks like? Here is a shot of the whole squash as well as an inside view after you slice it in half lengthwise. Those inside seeds need to be scraped out with a large spoon before baking.

Sinfully Decadent Spaghetti Squash Bake strands
If you have never cooked spaghetti squash before, you are in for a treat. The “spaghetti” part happens after baking the squash in the oven. Once the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape the squash flesh, creating spaghetti-like strands. It’s super easy and uniquely satisfying. Everyone at my house wants to do this part…I know, we’re weird.

Sinfully Decadent Spaghetti Squash Bake sauteed apples
I also sauteed finely chopped apples in butter, cinnamon and sugar. This gives another layer of texture and sweetness to this dish.

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Sinfully Decadent Spaghetti Squash Bake

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig | Serves: Serves 10-12

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized spaghetti squash, sliced lengthwise, seeds removed
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter plus 2 Tablespoons, melted ~ divided
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream (let sit out 15 minutes to warm slightly)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 3 Tablespoons, divided
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins plus 2 Tablespoons for sprinkling on top
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray. Place squash cut-sides down and bake until tender, about 40-45 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees F.
  • After squash is baked, let it cool for a few minutes, or until you are able to handle it. Scrape squash with a fork towards you, making long strands. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Place eggs and sour cream into the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until fully combined. Mix in 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter and cream cheese. Stir in 1/2 cup raisins. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in 2 Tablespoons sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Add apples and gently toss to coat. Cook, tossing occasionally, until soft and caramelized, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir apples (cooled slightly) into egg mixture.
  • Pour the apples over the spaghetti squash strands, tossing gently to combine. Pour into a buttered 2-1/2 quart baking dish. Place remaining 2 Tablespoons of raisins on top and sprinkle with remaining 1 Tablespoon of sugar.
  • Bake in oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F until top is set. Wait 10 minutes before serving.

Sinfully Decadent Spaghetti Squash Bake spoonful
I promise you will be amazed at how good this tastes. It’s so addicting I can’t even be around the leftovers. Overall great flavor and texture, no one will believe you made this from squash. No. One.

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11 Comments and 3 Replies

  1. Judith - Texas 1

    I have prepared Spaghetti Squash before and just added some butter and seasonings – tasty but not anything special. Your recipe sounds delish and I plan on serving it Christmas, along with your recipe for ham baked with Coke and Rum; this has become my go-to recipe.
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Well I am looking for something to serve with my ham …… this does sound sinful and decadent. I was surprised at all those wonderful ingredients. So many good things.

  3. Well dagnabbit, you’ve sold me on this one! If I can get my kids to eat spaghetti squash (and by “kids” I mean my husband ;) then I’m willing to give this a shot!

  4. Rachel Means 7

    This looks ridiculously tasty! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!

  5. This looks great! And very unexpected. I love spaghetti squash – and I agree, it’s fun to scrape it into strands :)

  6. I’ve actually never cooked with spaghetti squash before so I am super stoked to try this out this weekend!

  7. Karly 10

    Ooh, I just discovered spaghetti squash this year and I can’t get enough. This sounds perfect!

    And my favorite part is scraping the strands out too. I must be weird too! :)

  8. NancyC 11

    Yum! I don’t have many recipes that use spaghetti squash, so this is great!

  9. Patty 12

    Sinful and decadent ok what’s in it??? and where do I get some???? Love the title of your recipe and love spaghetti squash so this is going on my to make list;-)

  10. I saw your blog name included “Pig” and I had to come check out your site! I’m glad I did :) This spaghetti squash sounds absolutely amazing. I would love to try it out on my family!

  11. Michael 14

    Sound so go we may have it today if my wife wins Bingo…..

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