Butternut Squash My Way

Linda Smith


I love butternut squash hope you enjoy this recipe.

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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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20 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 large
    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(es)

How to Make Butternut Squash My Way


  1. 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.
  2. Arrange bacon on squash.
  3. Mix brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and salt. Sprinkle over the bacon and squash.
  4. Dot with butter.
  5. Bake in 350 degree oven for about an hour or until squash is tender.

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About Butternut Squash My Way

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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