Savory Butternut Squash

“I use Oscar Meyer Turkey Bacon in this recipe for less fat.”

– Barbara Killean, AVV Tasting Room Sales Associate

– Serves 2 as a side dish –

2 cups butternut squash, cut into ½ – ¾ inch chunks
½ large sweet onion, chopped
2-3 strips of bacon, cut crosswise into strips
3-4 Tbsp. canola oil

Method of Preparation:
Coat a casserole dish with canola oil and bake squash pieces at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until almost done (al dente).

While squash is cooking, prepare onion/bacon mixture. Caramelize onions in a pan on low to medium heat. When onions begin to caramelize, add bacon to pan. Stir with a spatula until bacon is cooked, but being careful not to overcook.

Add squash to onion/bacon mixture, toss to mix, and cover to keep pan warm for 5-10 minutes while completing your main dinner, letting all the flavors meld together.

Season to taste with freshly ground rainbow peppercorns and salt.