When a recipe is simple to make and involves bacon, it’s pretty much automatic I’m going to love and my whole family is going to agree. The fact I like butternut squash is just a bonus here. But really, if you’re looking for a quick savor side, this one will be a hit! You could even throw it on some buttered pasta and make a meal out of it. Main dish or side dish, I’m in either way!
6 slices of bacon, chopped
3 tablespoons of reserved drippings
3 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, cook bacon to desired doneness. Remove to paper towel to cool before coarsely chopping. Reserve about 3 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pan and discard the rest.
While bacon is cooking, peel squash with a vegetable peeler and then cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard seeds. Cut into 1 inch cubes.
Cover and saute squash and garlic in reserved drippings for 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender.
Stir in bacon and cook for an additional minute. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!