Butternut squash is one of the healthiest vegetables that you can eat and is easy to roast with this Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash recipe. You can also skip the bacon and make this a vegetarian side dish (without the protein). This recipe makes 4 servings, each serving has .5 proteins and 1 sugar. It's a satisfying side sure to delight your taste buds while helping you maintain or lose weight.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 4 servings
Categories: Holiday, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American Recipes
- 12 oz cubed butternut squash
- 4 slices bacon cut in half (omit for vegetarian side dish)
- 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons brown sweeter like Swerve
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat and place in skillet
Preheat oven to 425° F. Place the butternut squash, chopped bacon, and sliced garlic in a large 10.5” cast iron skillet.
In a small bowl mix together the sweetener, olive oil, mustard, salt, and garlic powder. Sprinkle over the squash and transfer to the oven.
Bake for 45 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the squash is tender. Serve immediately.
Serving Size: Recipe makes 4 servings; 0.5 Proteins per serving and 1 sugar per serving