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Roasted Kalabasa Spaghetti With Broccoli, Spinach, and Bacon

A yummy and healthy way to enjoy pasta! 

Keyword pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • water
  • 400 grams spaghetti noodles
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion halved and sliced
  • 4 strips honeycured bacon chopped
  • 2 cups kalabasa chopped and roasted in EVOO and herbs
  • 1 tbps garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bouillon chicken cube dissolved in 1 cup water
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 head broccoli cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose cream
  • pepper to taste
  • parmesan for serving
  • pecans optional


  1. Bring water with a few teaspoons of salt to a boil and cook spaghetti noodles as instructed in the packaging.

  2. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat and toss in onions, bacon. Once onions have softened, add the roasted kalabasa, garlic, and thyme. Give it a stir before adding the dissolved chicken cube and water. Bring to a boil then lower heat. Simmer for 10 minutes*.

  3. Add broccoli and spinach. Simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has thickened, add in your pasta and the cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to your serving dish and top with parmesan. For the first batch I did, I pulsed a handful of pecans in the blender and added it to the pasta before serving.

Recipe Notes

* you can actually cook your noodles after your sauce boils so that it’s already cooked by the time you have to mix everything together.