Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley
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One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash!  Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash! Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Have you had butternut squash recently?  As soon as fall rolls around, this delicious and flavorful squash begins to appear in the grocery stores and farmers markets.  It is a fantastic golden vegetable that pairs perfectly with beef, pork and poultry, but especially turkey!  That’s right – when roasted with a few other sweet and savory ingredients, this butternut squash becomes an amazing side dish that will be a showstopper on your holiday table.

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash! Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Butternut squash is naturally sweet, and when roasted becomes slightly caramelized.  To compliment this sweetness, I’ve included honey crisp apple, savory bacon, shallots and pecans to add a nutty crunch.  I also glazed this medley with a bit of apple cider and brown sugar to bring out the sweetness and bring together all of the ingredients.  Added to a baking sheet and topped with just a bit of seasoning, this combination is roasted to perfection.

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash! Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Just before serving, top with a bit of chopped parsley and you’ll have the most amazing side dish!  This medley make the perfect Thanksgiving side dish, complimenting your holiday turkey, stuffing and potatoes.  It will also add some much needed color and texture to an otherwise beige and bland flavor palate.  This sweet and savory side will also be a fantastic addition to your Christmas beef tenderloin, lamb roast or prime rib!

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash! Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Don’t feel like can only pull this recipe out for the holidays.  I particularly love it for a simple weeknight side dish, paired with a store-bough rotisserie chicken.  It would even be amazing with meatloaf, and pork chops.

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash! Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Here’s the simple, easy and incredibly delicious for this Roasted Butternut Squash Medley:

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash! Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 11/2 - 2 lb (1 medium squash) peeled and cubed into small pieces
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 c. pecans, roughly chopped
  • 3 slices, thick-cut bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 c. apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh, chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cubed squash, apple, shallots, pecans, and bacon. Toss together. In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the apple cider and brown sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the squash mixture and stir to coat.
  3. Pour the squash mixture on to the prepared baking sheet and evenly disperse. Season with the salt, pepper and chili powder. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until the squash is fork-tender.
  4. Remove from oven and top with the chopped parsley. Serve right away.
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I hope this side dish is a great addition and hopefully a new-found favorite for all of your holiday meals!  Seasons best to you and your family! ~Erin

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash! Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

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  1. Looks delicious- Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!
  2. What an incredible dish! I definitely need to try it!
  3. Looks so good & my kind of side dish. Thanks for joining the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared
  4. Featuring at Family Fun Friday! Awesome recipe! http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/6-holiday-recipes-at-family-fun-friday/

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