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butternut squash my way

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Linda Smith
Oelwein, IA

I love butternut squash hope you enjoy this recipe.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What an easy and delicious way to prepare butternut squash. It's savory, spicy, and sweet all at the same time. The kick from red pepper is subtle but makes an impact and goes with the savoriness of the bacon. Brown sugar, butter, and natural juices from the butternut squash form a sauce while baking. Drizzling that on top is a must. The bits of bacon bits mix with the sweetness. Yum! An easy butternut squash side dish to eat every day but impressive enough to serve company.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For butternut squash my way

  • 1 lg
    butternut squash, seeded and sliced
  • 6
    strips of bacon, diced
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, cold
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash

How To Make butternut squash my way

  • Sliced butternut squash on a baking sheet.
    Wash and deseed butternut squash. I usually don't peel it but you can if you'd like. Slice in large slices and place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Bacon sprinkled on top of the butternut squash.
    Arrange bacon on squash.
  • Brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and salt sprinkled over butternut squash.
    Mix brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and salt. Sprinkle over the bacon and squash.
  • Dots of butter added.
    Dot with butter.
  • Butternut squash after it's baked in the oven.
    Bake in 350 degree oven for about an hour or until squash is tender.