Butternut squash has always been one of those foods that I love when it’s prepared correctly; when it’s just plain, I can do without it.  This recipe combines the sweetness of roasted butternut squash with the hearty flavors of bacon.  The pairing creates a delicious blend of flavors and is sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering or dinner.  The best part is that this is a pretty hands-off recipe.  Your oven and skillet will do most of the heavy lifting and you’ll be left with a delicious side dish.  I have eaten this first thing in the morning, as a side dish with dinner, and topped with chicken for a meal.  Enjoy!


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Lunch, Dinner
Servings: 4 servings


4 cups butternut squash (I buy mine pre-cut)
2 TBL coconut oil, melted
Pinch cinnamon
4 strips bacon, sugar free


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss cubes of butternut squash with melted coconut oil and pinch cinnamon.

Line baking pan with parchment paper and bake butternut squash about 20-25 minutes, until tender.

Meanwhile, add bacon to a skillet and cook until crispy.

Once butternut squash is done cooking, add to the skillet with bacon.

Cook on low for 2-3 minutes.