Bacon Alfredo

I love pinterest. Like a lot. I recently figured out what to do with it. And now I’m addicted.

Ok, if you don’t know what it is yet, I’ll explain. So you know when you come across a website you really like? It may have a recipe on it, or a cute outfit, or a video that made you piss yourself. Well most of the time you might have bookmarked the page or saved the URL for future reference. Well who likes looking through all those bookmarks? Well pinterest lets you bookmark the page and remember that page with a picture. And then you can see what your friends are pinning and repin something you like of theirs. To sum things up, it’s helping me figure out how to dress myself, how to not wear a headband every second of the day, and helping me find new paleo blogs out there.


It’s interesting to look at everyone’s boards. It kind of tells more about their personalities. My boards include food, food, and outfits. Shocker. Well the outfits one is, at least. I don’t think anyone is surprised with what I’m looking at though. I update my PaleOMG facebook page statuses every hour anyways so people usually know exactly where I’m at and exactly what I’m eating. Who wouldn’t want to know that kind of sh*t?! Anyways, what I have noticed is that girls my age really like pinning wedding related sh*t. Especially the single ones. Ugh. They pin wedding dresses, wedding rings, wedding cakes, etc., etc., etc., and they pin on their boards named “Someday” or “Wedding Love.” Ew. I’m not the best person to support that kind of stuff, probably because I lack feelings, but I definitely do know that I would much rather look at how to bake a squash then look at a white dress that is going to make my shoulders look even more lineman-ish than they already do. Gag me. I just want to get married on a beach. In a sports bra. And white lululemon spandex. Is that too much to ask?

If you’re not on pinterest, you should seriously think twice about it. Think twice meaning think against it. It’s so stupid addicting. I keep refreshing my page as I write this blog. I like being obsessed with random stuff though. Like headbands. And the guy from Avatar. Wow he’s pretty.

Now about food. Who doesn’t like alfredo? Idiots, that’s who. If you don’t like a cream sauce over noodles that eat away at your intestinal lining and leak poop into your bloodstream, you’re weird. No but seriously, alfredo tastes like heaven and this is as close as you can get to heaven. Well, next to being my boyfriend, that’s true heaven. That was obviously a complete lie.


Bacon Delicata Cream Sauce Chicken Pasta aka Paleo Bacon Alfredo


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 larger delicata squash
  • 1/2lb chicken tenders
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your 425 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash delicata squash in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and excess threads. Don’t be dainty.
  3. Place open side down on a baking sheet (use aluminum foil for easy clean up) and cook for 20-25 minutes. You will know when they are done cooking when you can poke the outside skin and it ‘gives’ a bit.
  4. Now you can either cook your chicken at the same time or after the squash is done cooking. Whatever you’d like. Just place chicken on a foil lined baking sheet, sprinkle some olive oil over the chicken (or other kind of fat), salt and pepper it, and sprinkle just a bit of basil on top. Easy peasy. I cooked my tenders for around 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. Keep that sh*t moist bro.
  5. Once your squash is done cooking, pull it out of the oven, dethread the spaghetti squash into a large bowl with a fork. Go against the grain, if spaghetti squash had grain. Now throw your diced bacon into a skillet and cook until done. Use a slotted spoon to pull out your cooked bacon, but leave behind the grease. I used all of my grease, you Take your delicata squash and hollow it out. Unless you want to eat the skin, be my guest. If you’re smart tho, you’ll just use the insides and dump them into your warm skillet filled with bacon grease. Then add your coconut milk. You may need to add a little bit more coconut milk depending on how runny you like your sauce. Mix thoroughly with a ladle to break up the squash a bit. I used a pink ladle. It works the best.
  6. Add seasonings to the mix and salt and pepper as needed. Mix thoroughly and cook on low for about 5 minutes to simmer.
  7. Now dice up your cooked chicken.
  8. Pour sauce over spaghetti squash and add your chicken to the mix.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Top with bacon. Duh.
  11. Eat it like you mean it.

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This picture is to show how non dainty I am with my deseeding of squashes. Serious sh*t bro.
I might have eaten a lot of this before it made it into the pan. You’ll never know though.
That’s some chunky sh*t right therrrr.
Ohhhhh, that’s what it’s suppose to look like.
This picture makes me dizzy. Damn my fantastic photography skills, damn them.
That was a lot of captioning. Far too much. I understand if you never want to read my blog again.

Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


65 thoughts on “Bacon Alfredo”

  1. I agree about the Pinterest and weird wedding sh*t posts and the white Lululemon spandex! Lol and love your blog btw have tried many recipes, can't wait to try this one 🙂

  2. made this tonight and added some sauteed red peppers and mushrooms to the sauce. soooo yummy! my pasta-loving roommates were amazed with how good it was. thanks, julie….great recipe!

  3. THIS IS BOMB! I friggin love this meal right now. I also added the lovely red pepper flakes and some paprika. I add paprika to almost everything. Judge me. Whatever, it's seriously good 🙂

    Hmm… sometime later I'll figure out how to post my name. I'm busy eating. It's Stef.

  4. Karen's Kibitzing

    Julie,I can't wait to try this and many other of your recipes! Thanks Lauren for pointing this blog my way. Love Pinerest too but I'm afraid the addiction!

  5. Thank you so much PowerCleanQueen!!

    Great additives Tiffany!! That sounds fantastic!!

    Thanks Stef!!! So glad you liked it AND gave me a shout out on FB!

    Let me know how everything turns out Karen! And embrace the addiction 😉

  6. LB–are you still reading right this second?! Haha, thanks so much for your support! And I'm glad you liked the recipe!!

    Kaitlin- you + pinterest = love.

    How'd it turn out Alexandjacey?!

    Aaron–that good huh?! Glad you liked it 🙂

  7. Juli, it was good! I couldn't find a Delicata squash anywhere (…well in the 2 stores I checked anyway ;)) so I used a white acorn squash.

    Tasted yummy! Looking forward to leftovers.

    Thanks again.
    – Jacey

  8. I want to make this…today! Problem is, I can not find a delicata squash. I have looked in 3 different grocery stores this week! Would using 2 spaghetti squashes work, ya think?

  9. Juli,
    This blog is so hilarious and full of great stuff. I just made this but with my own little twist. Definitely not a low fat meal haha but I used shrimp instead of chicken and cooked them in coconut milk and bacon grease. Mixed in the spaghetti squash and bacon. To top it all off I added in half an avocado to make it extra creamy. Oh goodness, so delicious and so filling! Thank you so much for speaking your mind and letting it all hang out. You have inspired me to create and mess up my own kitchen. Next up I’m thinking some coconut flour almond butter pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (might be a bit too much, oh well) or something along those lines! Anyways thanks again for the great ideas!

  10. had to be the first to 5-star this recipe since it is the BOMB. As in I have made it about 7 times…to all your readers that have not made it yet, they’re missing out. This is one of my most repinned Pinterest pins…just saying

  11. I would just like to tell you that I stumbled upon your website earlier today, and I’m pretty sure you were destined to be my friend. Glad to know there’s other girls out there whose past times involve creeping on the computer, looking up recipes, paleo cooking, and Crossfit. Can’t wait to try your recipes and read every one of your blogs!!

  12. I just made this and HOLY MONKEY I am stuffed! I used acorn squash for the sauce since that’s all that was available other than the spaghetti squash. I also added in some chopped asparagus. I’ve got plenty left over for tomorrow night; my only problem is I can’t stop munching on the bacon!
    Your blog rocks and there was definitely NOT too much captioning. Love your sense of humor. Keep it up!

  13. So, I love pinterest too. Big time. My sweet boyfriend found on my pinterest board that I wanted to try this recipe and got all the ingredients for it. We cooked it together for my birthday (he knows I love to cook he waited for me to help rather than doing it himself. Love it). I didn’t anticipate using the whole can of coconut milk, but we definitely did and it was SO creamy and delicious. I will make this many more times, I’m sure.

  14. I think it’s fair to tell you that you crack my sh*t up. Looking forward to trying this. 🙂 Have a great day!

  15. Your blog is by far the best paleo blog out there in my humble opinion- you’re smarty, witty, sassy, & just plain funny!!! Oh yeah and all your recipes freaking rock!!! I have yet to find one I don’t like. I’m making this tomorrow for me & the hubs, and my good friend Jenny who also adores you!

  16. I love your blog, you crack me up! I haven’t tried this recipe yet but many others and they rock! I feel your pinterest pain, I am forever on mine posting and reposting(including your recipes) mine is all food too. But I am currently a bridesmaid to one of those brides with all the barfy wedding posts. Help me. Thanks again for the great website.

  17. I’m dead, bro. This is the funniest blog post of yours that I’ve come across so far. I’m not finished, so you might see another comment similar to this. Can’t wait to try this recipe! <3 Reno

  18. Hi Juli! Made this for dinner and it was FANTASTIC! It was so nice to have a creamy sauce, as you know, these are not super common on a Paleo diet 🙂 My bf loved it, too. Thanks!

  19. Just wanted to point out, that you don’t list chicken on your ingredient list…I was looking thru and trying to figure out what to buy, and thought “it looks like chunks of chicken in the photo…but I don’t see that on the list…”

  20. This is spectacular! The only problem I ran into was my spaghetti squash was a bit watery?!? WTF did I overcook that b!tch? Anyways it was a bit sloppy in texture because of that, but the sauce it to die for! I’ll make it again and see if I’m squash cooking deficient…

  21. Just made this sauce on a whim, tossed in some tuna. There are no words…needless to say it helps sell the BF on being totally Paleo.

  22. I just want to thank you for saving my pregnant life, and my husbands sanity… You have made being Pregnant and food cravings an easy fix.. I have had more “cheat meals” than I would have liked for this pregnancy but I have been able to stay on track because of you …. Thanks, my baby and husband thank you as well ..

  23. Love your recipes juli! Do ou think a butternut squash would be an ok sub for the delicata? Having a hard time finding it, and I have a butternut in my fridge. Thanks!!

  24. We tried this and it was awesome! We used 3/4 cup coconut milk instead of the 1/2, acorn squash since we couldn’t find delicata, 1 pound of chicken breast instead of 1/2, and probably 6 pieces of bacon instead of 4. Even my roommate who doesn’t like squash liked it! I would add a bit of extra seasoning next time but this was a really great recipe!

  25. I honestly wasn’t sure if this was going to turn out gross and was worried my husband wouldn’t like it… Omg, it was so damn good! He finished every last bite! It was so filling! Thanks for sharing this & for posting the pic’s – it helps to know what it’s supposed to look like 🙂

  26. This was amazing! It is hard to find recipes that both my hubby & I love AND all 4 kids! All of us thought this was delicious!!

  27. Juli!! I think this recipe just saved my diet! SO YUMMY. I’ve been on GAPS for three weeks, can’t tolerate eggs or nuts, so the Intro is wearing thin, to say the least. I needed a cheat and THIS WAS PERFECT!!! I used uncured bacon and a scant bit of butternut squash — everything was pulled together from leftovers, btw, so it was also SUPER easy! Thank You Thank You Thank You. You’re a genius. And I love you name, too. (=

  28. This sauce was superb, I will be using it as my go to sauce. I added a little tapioca starch to make it thicker. I can’t wait to use it for curries and gravies!

  29. I am late to the party to make this dish. All I can say, is yum. We love it. I used left over shredded chicken that worked perfectly. Thank you Julie.

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