Give your dinner plate new life with this yummy garlicky parmesan bacon butternut squash. A quick side dish, sure to become your next favorite comfort food.
I was going to try and be funny by taking you all on a ridiculous rant about my struggle to get my kids to eat squash but I’ve decided to spare you! I find myself hilarious but I’m not sure you’d agree ????. Any-who, all I really want to say is that this recipe is a winner in my book. My husband loved it. I got the Bubba boy to eat two helpings. And a direct quote from my teenager “It tastes good but it’s squash”. That counts as a win, right? ???
Well, this may seem random but I had to share my latest “yay”. I found this bacon in my regular grocery store and I’m ecstatic! It’s bad stuff free and the same weight and price of other brands! It’s a rarity so I had to share. I used a few strips for the squash and a good parmesan cheese. I get all of my cheeses from Aldi. Just make sure it’s fresh parm and finely grated. If you’re a squash lover then you’re going to be head-over-heels for this dish.
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- 3 c butternut squash diced into cubes
- 1/2 c parmesan cheese grated
- 4 strips bacon diced
- 1/2 c white onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- Peel and remove seeds from the squash and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
- Put a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil if using it. Add the bacon and cook until crispy, remove from the pan and set aside. Retain the drippings.
- To the drippings, add onion and garlic and sautee for 3-4 min until the onion softens.
- Add squash and coat well with the onions and oil. Cover the skillet with a lid and allow to cook for 5-6 min. Remove lid and stir with a spatula to keep it from burning. Return the lid for an additional 5 min.
- The squash should be tender and slightly brown on the bottom. Give it another good toss and a few minutes to finish cooking it necessary.
- Remove from the heat and sprinkle parmesan cheese and bacon over the top to serve.