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.
How to Store Leftover Squash:
Store cooked leftover in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
You can also freeze cooked acorn squash in an airtight container for up to 8 months. Cut it up into small pieces or mash it, then store it.
Reheating Acorn Squash:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place squash on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once the oven is preheated, place the acorn squash in the oven and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove, plate and serve.
Place a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat, add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and allow it to warm up. Once the oil begins to glisten, toss the acorn squash in the skillet. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes, turning every couple of minutes. Remove, plate and serve.
Transfer the squash to a microwave safe dish. Place in the microwave and cook for about 60 to 90 seconds, or until warm. Remove, plate and serve.
Transfer the squash to the air fryer basket. Adjust the settings to air fry or about 380-390 degrees F and set the timer for about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the air fryer on. Once cooked, remove, plate and serve.
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- Easy Apple Sangria
- Balsamic Baby Roasted Carrots
- Cranberry Sangria
- Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Bacon
- 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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