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Maple and Bacon Roasted Squash with Pecans
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5 from 1 vote

Maple and Bacon Roasted Squash

Maple and Bacon Roasted Squash combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the deep smoky goodness of bacon to make this exceptionally satisfying side dish!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 275kcal


  • 1 Butternut Squash peeled and chopped (~5 cups)
  • ½ lb bacon roughly 8 pieces
  • 2 oz pecans rough chopped
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon rendered bacon fat
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Fry bacon till almost crisp, reserving the rendered fat.
  • Chop roughly and set bacon aside.
  • Add cubed squash, pecans, syrup, cinnamon, salt, bacon, and bacon fat to a bowl and mix well.
  • Place on a non stick baking sheet and set in an oven preheated to 400 degrees.
  • Bake ~40 minutes, or until soft. Baking time will vary depending on size.
  • Serve immediately.


This recipe was inspired from http://paleomg.com/thanksgiving-side-dish-maple-bacon-pecan-roasted-butternut-squash/


Calories: 275kcal