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Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Fritters
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The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

Squeeze every ounce of flavor out of squash season with these Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Fritters.

Similar to a potato pancake, these disk-shaped savory patties are made from a batter of roasted and shredded spaghetti squash, Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon, shredded cheese and lots of flavorful spices. Then, they’re pan-fried or air-fried to cirspy perfection.

Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Heinen’s carries spaghetti squash year-round, so this recipe can be made whenever you crave it, but it tastes best in the fall when seasonal squash reaches peak ripeness.
  • It works great with leftover spaghetti squash. Whether you know you’re making this recipe and want to roast the spaghetti squash in advance, or you have leftover spaghetti squash from another meal, the flavor and texture will not suffer if the squash is not freshly roasted.
  • There are many ways to cook these fritters. Enjoy the flexibility of pan-frying or air-frying for mouthwatering crispiness.

Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Fritters


For the Fritters

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 4 Tbsp. Heinen’s olive oil, divided
  • 2 Heinen’s cage free eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 slices Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 cup Heinen’s shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s paprika
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s dried basil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Slice the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle the spaghetti squash with 2 Tbsp. of Heinen’s olive oil.
  2. Place the spaghetti squash cut-side-down on a baking sheet and poke holes through the skin. Roast for 30 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  3. While the spaghetti squash cools, combine 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. Heinen’s paprika, 1 tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder and 1 tsp. Heinen’s dried basil in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Once cooled, use a fork to loosen the strands of the spaghetti squash and transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Add 2 beaten Heinen’s cage free eggs, 1/2 cup flour, 6 slices of Heinen’s diced CARE Certified bacon, 1/2 cup of Heinen’s shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder, 1 tsp. Heinen’s onion powder, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper to the bowl. Stir well, until combined.
  6. To pan-fry, heat the remaining 2 Tbsp. of Heinen’s olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop out the batter and transfer to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Flip, then cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the pan. Cook in batches as needed.
  7. To air-fry, grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Form the spaghetti squash mixture into patties and place in a single layer. Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side, until browned. Repeat until all patties are cooked.
  8. Serve with prepared dipping sauce.

Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Christina Musgrave

By Christina Musgrave

Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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