bacon wrapped butternut squash

Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash is bite sized pieces of sweet winter squash wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven with a light glaze of spicy maple syrup brushed over each piece halfway through baking. These sweet and salty bites are a perfect appetizer over the holiday and make a fun part of any weeknight family meal as well.

Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash on an appetizer plate

A Sweet and Salty Match

One of the things I love the most about butternut squash is the sweet nutty flavor. It pairs excellent with brown sugar or maple syrup and makes great Butternut Squash Cookies as well as these tasty Butternut Squash summer rolls.

Rather than wrapping potatoes with bacon, I decided that since I had plenty of butternut squash I would try wrapping pieces of that in bacon instead. Then, to add the sweet heat and salty factor, they were brushed with some maple syrup and cayenne pepper producing a burst of flavors in the mouth that is pure comfort food.

bacon wrapped squash on baking sheet

What You Need To Make Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash

Bacon – this is my choice of bacon.

Butternut Squash

Pure Maple Syrup

Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Large Baking Sheet

Oven Safe Toothpicks to hold the bacon on without burning

Parchment Paper to prevent the squash bites from sticking

Tips And Substitutions

  • Cut the butternut squash into even sized pieces for even baking
  • Buy pre-cut butternut squash to save on prep time.
  • Substitute sweet potato chunks for the butternut squash
  • Toss the butternut squash with grated parmesan cheese before wrapping with bacon
  • Reduce the amount of fat in the recipe and substitute turkey bacon for the pork bacon
  • Sprinkle the squash with light brown sugar instead of the maple syrup
  • Skip the maple syrup glaze and drizzled with balsamic glaze.

More Butternut Squash Recipes To Try

Buddha Bowl

Butternut Squash Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Savory Corn Crumble

Butternut Squash Rolls

Butternut Squash Galette

Chipotle Butternut Squash Enchiladas

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bacon wrapped butternut squash

Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash

A butternut squash wrapped in bacon and brushed with a sweet and spicy maple syrup glaze.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash Appetizer
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10
Calories: 241kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs butternut squash cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb bacon halved

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the melted butter, salt and cayenne pepper into the butter.
  • Wrap one bacon half around each squash piece. Secure with a toothpick.
  • Bake the bacon wrapped squash on a parchment lined baking pan 40-45 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and squash is tender. Brush the squash with the maple syrup mixture halfway through cooking.

Notes

Tips And Substitutions

  • Cut the butternut squash into even sized pieces for even baking
  • Buy pre-cut butternut squash to save on prep time.
  • Substitute sweet potato chunks for the butternut squash
  • Toss the butternut squash with grated parmesan cheese before wrapping with bacon
  • Reduce the amount of fat in the recipe and substitute turkey bacon for the pork bacon
  • Sprinkle the squash with light brown sugar instead of the maple syrup
  • Skip the maple syrup glaze and drizzled with balsamic glaze.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 9702IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

One Comment

  1. Lynn December 12, 2020 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    12 gms of net carbs for 1 serving?? Is this for 1 piece?

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