Sunday, October 13, 2013

Squash Carbonara

Tried this sample at Trader Joe's & it was amazing! Hope I can make it taste that good tonight! 1/2 large TJ's Spaghetti Squash 3 slices TJ's Applewood Smoked Bacon, cut into moderate-sized bits 1 clove TJ's Garlic, minced 1/2 cup TJ's Light Cream Cheese, cubed 3/4 cup TJ's Fresh English Peas 3/4 cup TJ's Milk 1/3 cup TJ's Grated Parmesan Reggiano Cheese Cook the squash: Use a sharp knife to cut squash in half lengthwise. Use a large table spoon to scrape out the seeds and string. Season with salt and pepper, place cut side up in a microwave safe dish and add about an inch of water to the bottom of the dish. Cover dish with cling wrap and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool enough to handle before unwrapping. Use a table fork to scrape squash from top to bottom to separate flesh into strands of "spaghetti." Prepare Sauce: Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Pour off bacon drippings. Add garlic to pan and sauté until opaque, about 1 minute. Add milk, cream cheese and peas; simmer over very low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended and heated through. Add more milk if too thick. Add squash and bacon; toss to coat. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese and serve right away. Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 30 - 40 Minutes Trader Joe's

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