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Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple & Bacon

Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple & Bacon is gonna make your taste buds so happy. This tasty squash is roasted with maple syrup, bacon, and chili powder for a perfect sweet and salty balance.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 147 kcal
Author Steph Gaudreau

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 delicata squash
  • 1 tbsp bacon fat melted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate arils garnish, optional

Instructions

Bake the bacon.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the bacon to the sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. Remove from the oven and set the bacon aside of a cutting board. Increase the temperature of the oven to 400F. 

  2. Pour the bacon fat into a small glass jar and reserve. Once the bacon is cool, chop it into pieces.

Roast the squash.

  1. Cut the ends off the squash then cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Slice the squash into semicircles about 1/4" wide. 

  2. Place the squash semicircles onto the same tray you cooked the bacon on. Add a tablespoon of bacon fat, the maple syrup, chili powder, and salt. Toss everything well with your hands until it's completely coated and spread the squash into a single layer. 

  3. Roast the squash for 25-30 minutes until it's tender inside and golden brown on the edges. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped bacon and the optional pomegranate arils and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple & Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Potassium 576mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 42.6%
Vitamin C 23.1%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.