Howdy Visitors! YES I’m getting in the Easter spirit a little early.
Welcome to the castle kitchen and another bacon recipe from the King!
This one is interesting. Maybe because there are some ingredients that I’d never have thought would work so well together but THE ROYAL PARENTS can attest to how yummy this recipe really and truly is. Of course my Mom and Dad love butternut squash so that was a big plus!
What am I making for you today?
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SALAD WITH BACON AND ONIONS
1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 slices bacon
1 cup sliced onion
8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/3 cup toasted and chopped pecans
1/3 cup raisins
2 tablespoons maple syrup or more if you like
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Brush cut sides of butternut squash with olive oil. Wrap each squash half tightly in aluminum foil.
Roast squash halves in the preheated oven until they begin to soften, about 20 minutes. Remove squash from the oven and let sit until cool enough to handle. Remove foil and slice into 3/4-inch thick slices. Remove skin from each slice and cut into 3/4-inch cubes. Set aside 8 cups of the cubed squash, reserving any remaining squash for another use.
Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Add onions to the skillet and cook in the bacon grease for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 8 cups squash and cook, tossing occasionally, until onions are soft and beginning to caramelize, and squash cubes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
Place romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Crumble bacon on top and add pecans and raisins. Add butternut squash-onion mixture; toss to combine. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve warm.
Sounds good doesn’t it? Guess what………………..it is delicious. This recipe serves six so you can either adjust as you want OR make the whole thing and have some leftovers – it’s just as yummy the second time around.
See you Next Sunday for an EASTER Recipe!!