This Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Bacon is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for fall. It's absolutely delicious for every day or holidays.
Who loves fall produce? This girl does!
Our area has an amazing array of produce during fall and winter. We love picking up pumpkins and squash.
Acorn squash is my favourite. It's so easy to prepare and cook.
For this recipe, I kept things simple. I combined brown sugar and maple syrup then brushed that over the squash and baked it. Easy peasy.
Once it was cooked I drizzled vanilla yogurt over top, then tossed some bacon bits over the squash, and sprinkled it with salt. Seriously, so easy!
This is a fall and winter favourite. Roasted acorn squash with bacon, it's delightful and packed with flavour. You need to try this recipe immediately.
- Squash - This recipe uses acorn squash but you could also make this with other types of squash.
- Butter - I used salted butter but feel free to use unsalted if you prefer. You could also use olive oil if you like.
- Sugar - Brown sugar is the way to go for this recipe. To be honest, either light or dark brown sugar will work. The dark has a bit more molasses in it.
- Maple Syrup - Honestly, acorn squash and maple syrup are like two peas in a pod. They work beautifully together.
- Yogurt - I used vanilla yogurt for this one but you can use plain. I'm partial to Activia but use whatever you love.
- Bacon - You can use homemade bacon bits or buy them. Whatever works for you.
- Salt - Sprinkle any kind of salt you love over top. Or omit it. That's a personal choice.
How to Make Roasted Acorn Squash with Bacon:
- First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Then, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set that aside until you need it.
- Next, wash the acorn squash. Remove insides. Cut into slices.
- Grab a small bowl and pop the butter in there. Then, melt the butter in the microwave.
- Now, add the brown sugar and maple syrup to the butter. Mix well then brush it all over both sides of the squash slices. Place the coated ones on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Then, place the cookie sheet in the preheated oven and bake the squash for about 15 minutes. Carefully flip over the squash slices and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the squash is golden brown. Remove from the oven.
- Lastly, transfer the acorn squash on a serving dish then drizzle them with yogurt, toss bacon bits over top, and sprinkle with salt.
Other Fabulous Fall Recipes:
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- Pumpkin Pie Spice Dip
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- Cinnamon Apple Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns
- Easy Apple Sangria
- Balsamic Baby Roasted Carrots
- Cranberry Sangria
- Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Bacon
- 1 acorn squash
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp vanilla yogurt
- ¼ cup bacon bits
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Wash acorn squash. Dry. Cut into slices, removing insides.
- In a small bowl melt butter in microwave. Add brown sugar and maple syrup. Mix. Brush mixture over both sides of squash slices. Place on cookie sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip slices over and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until perfectly golden brown. Remove from oven.
- Places slices on platter or serving dish. Drizzle with yogurt, toss bacon bits over top, and sprinkle with salt.
- Serve with a big old fall loving smile!
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Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
Mmmm you had me at bacon!! Looks so good!
Ha, thanks Ashley. I appreciate it.
These would be gorgeous on a white platter for Thanksgiving, but I don't think I can wait that long!!
Thanks Liz. It's so good and would look amazing on white. I have another one coming up with a sweet chili drizzle. Omg, so good.
The Food Hunter
you had me at bacon 🙂 great recipe
Ha, bacon is the bomb. Thanks so much.
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
I love acorn squash so much! Especially with the bacon!
Me too Jennifer. It's the perfect fall side dish.
You can't go wrong with butter and bacon. I need to give this recipe a try!
Ha, I feel that way about everything in life. Everything is better with butter and bacon. Hope you love it.
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
Maple and brown sugar roasted acorn squash is my favorite way to prepare it, but I've never tried it with the addition of yogurt and bacon bits - genius!
Thanks so much Kimberly. I'm love mixing it up with fun flavours. Bacon is my weakness.
Liren | Kitchen Confidante
This would be such a show-stopper at the Thanksgiving table, but honestly, I want this all autumn long!
Thanks so much Liren. I love side dishes. There are such endless opportunities for flavour.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
The bacon was a novel idea!! Great job!!!
Thanks so much Jocelyn. I'm a sucker for bacon. I'd put it on everything if it was socially acceptable. ha
This is the perfect side for fall! Will be great for Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Erin. I appreciate it.
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
How lovely. My family is going to love this!
Thanks so much Brenda. Hope you get a chance to try it.
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
The perfect fall dish!
Thanks so much Liz.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
I love these photos! This is totally the perfect fall weather recipe!
Thanks os much Angie. I had fun with this recipe. Some foods just photograph so nicely.
My mouth is watering over here! If I could eat this right now it would be breakfast and I would be a very happy camper! Butter, Bacon, Maple....and squash, Those are some of the best ingredients right there!!
Alyssa | EverydayMaven
Such a gorgeous dish and I can't wait to make it!
Art from My Table
Pretty sure that squash has never looked so good!
This looks so good, am so looking forward to making this. As a kid I didn't like veggies but when my Mom made acorn squash I loved it. She cut it in half, slathered with butter in insides of squash, then laid them upside down in baking pan until tender. Been many years since I had that but will be making acorn squash that way then next time your way. See which way Mr.Furry likes it best. So glad you shared this delicious sounding healthy recipe.
We loved your Acorn Squash recipe so much when you shared it at the #homemattersparty that we are featuring it this week. We hope you will check it out when you have a chance.
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Swooning over the flavors combo in this dish! Adding acorn squash to my shopping list because this needs to happen in my kitchen!
Thanks, Anna. I am so in love with fall this year. So many options for amazing side dishes. I have 6 different kinds of squash in my fridge for next week. Going on a cooking bender. Ha.
What a beautiful way to dress up acorn squash! Yum!
Thanks so much Rheagan.
Betsy @ Desserts Required
I can't wait to give this recipe a try. I mean, seriously, OMG! Wish I had that fab butter in South Florida.
Sharing on Desserts Required's FB page manana. <3