Acorn Squash with Maple and Bacon

Acorn Squash with Maple and Bacon

Maple and bacon is a delicious combination that pairs beautifully with fall squash. This simple side dish requires only a few ingredients. Plus, the bacon and the squash cook in the same pan so you don’t need to add any oil. The bacon infuses the squash with flavor and the maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness. Perfection! 

What You'll Need 

1 acorn squash, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices 

3-4 slices of thick bacon 

2 tbs maple syrup 

1 teaspoon chopped rosemary 

1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper

The Recipe

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove pulpy portion and seeds from squash and add to a large bowl. Toss squash with maple syrup, rosemary and salt and pepper. 

2. Arrange squash on a foil lined baking sheet with bacon. Place in oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove bacon and place on a paper towel lined plate. Put squash back into oven for 10-15 more minutes, until squash is fork tender. Remove from oven.

3. Crumble bacon once cooled. Add squash to a serving plater or bowl and top with crumbled bacon. Enjoy!