Keto Spaghetti Squash Mac-n-Cheese

Keto Spaghetti Squash Mac-n-Cheese

Ingredients
1 large Spaghetti Squash, halved

Sauce Mixture

1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tbsp grass-fed butter
2 tbsp cream cheese
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup blanched almond flour
couple dashes of pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

Breaded topping (mash both together until finely ground):

1/4 cup pork rinds
1/4 cup almond flour
* add more if you want a bigger crunch

Directions: 

1. Cut Spaghetti squash in half, scrape out seeds

2. Place spaghetti squash face down in a large baking dish, fill about halfway with water.

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3. Place in oven at 375 for 45 minutes or so.
4. Remove from oven, shred with a fork while hot (use caution).
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5. On the stovetop prepare the sauce mixture by combining liquid ingredients first then adding in dry ingredients to prevent sticking. Cook in a medium-sized pot on low-medium heat until it reaches a boil and is mixed well.

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6. As sauce is heating and squash has cooled some, scoop out the spaghetti squash in a large mixing bowl, leaving the shell casing in the glass baking dish.

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7. Add sauce mixture to spaghetti squash, mix until well combined.

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8. Place spaghetti squash mixture back in the shell casing in the glass baking dish, filling both halves equally.
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9. Prepare the keto breaded topping by mashing in a bowl.

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10. Place breaded topping evenly on top of your prepared spaghetti squash mac-n-cheese.

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11. Place spaghetti squash back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until mixture starts to boil. Add an additional 5 minutes on broil to crisp the keto breading. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.

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12. Remove from oven, sprinkle with pink Himalayan salt and enjoy.

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This is a delicious replacement for the carb-loaded mac-n-cheese we used to eat as a family. We ate it as a side with dinner, allowing for the carb count. Check out the Spaghetti Squash Nutrition label if you are wanting to be more accurate with carb count. The way I see it, we are eating something lower in carbs and real food as compared to the box of shelled imitation macaroni. I will take that as a win any day.

Check out some other delicious low-carb/keto recipes using spaghetti squash.
101 Best Keto Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Keto Mac-n_Cheese Skillet

Top 10 Cheesy Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Recipes

 

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