Gluten Free Maple Glazed Butternut Squash with Bacon

Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash with Bacon Recipe

Using pre-cut butternut squash from the grocery store makes this an easy way to get a healthy, delicious vegetable on the evening’s menu. This is great as a side to some simple baked chicken breasts that have been tossed in coconut oil and seasoning salt and baked in the oven during the last 15-20 minutes of roasting the squash.

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Gluten Free Maple Glazed Butternut Squash with Bacon
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Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash with Bacon

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Kim Maes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound butternut squash , pre-cut into 1-inch cubes*
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12-16 ounces bacon , cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives , diced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place squash onto a large baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and toss to ensure all the pieces have been lightly coated with oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast for about 30 minutes or until tender. Turn and flip pieces over about halfway through the cooking time.
  • While the squash is roasting, cook bacon in a frying pan according to package instructions, until fully cooked and crispy. Transfer the bacon pieces from the pan to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Reserve about teaspoons bacon drippings.
  • When the squash is done, drizzle with maple syrup while still on the hot baking sheet. Gently flip the pieces to coat them with the syrup. Add the bacon and reserved bacon drippings and toss again. Season once more with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with fresh chives. Serve warm.

Notes

*I noted the supermarket shortcut items in the ingredient lists with an asterisk and additional comments, so you know exactly where you’re saving some time.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 378mg16%
Potassium 385mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 8100IU162%
Vitamin C 16.4mg20%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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