Easy Thanksgiving Squash with Bacon

October 28, 2013
Easy Thanksgiving Squash with Bacon


Author Notes: I wanted a crowd-pleasing (read: with bacon) squash recipe for Thanksgiving that could partially made ahead and finished on the stove (oven space being at a premium). Here it is!Katelinlee

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Remove peel from butternut squash and cube.
  3. Toss squash with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast on baking sheet for roughly 30 minutes, tossing often, until tender and lightly browned.
  4. Make ahead step: Allow squash to cool and refrigerate until you are ready to finish preparing the meal.
  5. Cut bacon into lardons and cook in large skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp.
  6. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon and place on paper towel-lined plate, reserving fat.
  7. Add onion to bacon grease and cook, stirring frequently, until tender and lightly browned.
  8. Add squash to the pan and cook until heated through.
  9. Season with salt and pepper, toss with bacon and parsley, and serve warm.

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