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Maple Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash Paleo

This easy, healthy, sweet and savory maple bacon roasted butternut squash is everything you’re craving!  Golden roasted butternut with crisp savory bacon and sweet maple cinnamon make this cozy side dish downright addicting and perfect to go with any meal.  Great for the holidays too!  Paleo and refined sugar free.

This easy and delicious, sweet and savory maple bacon roasted butternut squash is everything you're craving!  Golden roasted butternut with crisp savory bacon and sweet maple cinnamon make this cozy side dish downright addicting and perfect to go with any meal.  Great for the holidays too!  Paleo and refined sugar free.

I have to apologize, really – make this and you’ll see why.  Love at first bite is an understatement with this maple bacon roasted butternut squash.

Well, maybe it’s just lust – totally possible – but all I’m saying is that I had to physically force myself to STAY AWAY from this sweet, savory, ADDICTING side dish for the rest of the day after making it.  I mean, after I ate half of it, that is, with my hands.

So you see, I’m only saying sorry because once you make it, that will be your fate, too.  Maple bacon butternut squash fiend 4 life.  Clearly we’re still in the honeymoon phase over here.  Or rather, the maplemoon phase!  Paleo humor = so fun 🙂

I’m telling you, it started so innocently.  Really, who would’ve known?

I had the sincere intention of creating a super easy side dish recipe for you, that could double as a slightly-fancy holiday side dish, since we’re less than a week from Thanksgiving and all (that jazz).

I cubed the butternut.  I roasted it (in bacon fat, salt and pepper) for awhile to soften it up before the magic happened.  We were still in very familiar territory here – nothing overly exciting just yet.

And then?  It was time for magic.  With the addition of the bacon pieces, maple syrup, and cinnamon, within 10 minutes my plain roasted butternut had turned into everything dreams are made of.  Well, food dreams, at least, the best dreams of all.

We have all the flavors and textures right here!  The bacon is “candied” with the maple cinnamon mixture and the butternut is golden perfection.  And when it was all over, I felt like I had barely done any work – that was the best part!

And hey, if you buy your butternut already cubed, you’ll do even less work than I did.  Either way, easy side dish success is happening right here!

So yes, this maple bacon roasted butternut is “fancy” enough to serve as a holiday side dish, yet simple enough for your everyday meals.  Which means?  You’ll never have to say goodbye!

Serve it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or a weeknight side with chicken and greens.  Or, serve it for breakfast or brunch with crispy fried eggs (and greens, to be extra-healthy.)  Honestly, you could even eat this for a snack.  Or dessert!  It’s a total “anytime you feel like” recipe!

Get out your butternut and bacon, preheat your oven and let’s get started.  You’re about to fall in love (lust?) with a side dish – yes oh yes!  Get ready, let’s go!

Maple Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash Paleo

Maple Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash Paleo

This easy and delicious, sweet and savory maple bacon roasted butternut squash is everything you’re craving!  Golden roasted butternut with crisp savory bacon and sweet maple cinnamon make this cozy side dish downright addicting and perfect to go with any meal.  Great for the holidays too!  Paleo and refined sugar free.

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking sheet wth parchment paper (I double lined mine)

  2. If using bacon fat* to roast the squash (optional) cook the bacon first: heat a large heavy skillet over medium high heat and cook bacon until 2/3 of the way done, then remove to drain on paper towels and set aside.

  3. Toss butternut squash with 1 1/2 Tbsp of bacon fat (or other cooking fat) and the sea salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on the parchment lined baking sheet, and roast for about 25 minutes – until softened but not yet browning.

  4. Meanwhile, cut or break the partially cooked bacon into pieces, then whisk together the maple syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  5. After roasting squash 25 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle the bacon over the top. Drizzle the maple syrup/cinnamon mixture evenly over squash and bacon, then very gently stir to combine and rearrange squash and bacon in a single layer.

  6. Return to oven and roast for another 10-15 minutes, checking after 10 to make sure the bacon and maple syrup aren’t burning.

  7. Once the bacon is crisp and squash is golden brown, remove from oven. Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Using your rendered bacon fat will add about 5 minutes to cooking time since you’ll have to wait for the bacon to cook before roasting the squash.

Nutrition Facts

Maple Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash Paleo

Amount Per Serving

Calories 174
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11g
17%

Saturated Fat 5g
25%

Cholesterol 14mg
5%

Sodium 295mg
12%

Potassium 368mg
11%

Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%

Dietary Fiber 1g
4%

Sugars 6g

Protein 3g
6%

Vitamin A
186.2%

Vitamin C
22.3%

Calcium
5.3%

Iron
4.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What I Used To Make My Maple Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash:

Want more paleo winter squash recipes?  Try one of these!

Caramelized Onion, Beef, and Bacon Stuffed Delicata Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash Hash with Apples and Bacon

Roasted Butternut Salad with Dairy-Free Buttermilk Dressing

“Candied” Maple Roasted Stuffed Squash

Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Butternut Squash Fries with Bacon and Rosemary

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