Roasted Butternut Squash

Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., 5280 Culinary, LLC and Ace Hardware Grill Expert

Yield: 4-6 servings | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30-40 minutes (time can vary) PLUS 5 Minutes Resting Time | Cook Temp: 400˚F Oven Temp

Ingredients

  • 1 ea Butternut Squash, Large (Peel and dice into 1” cubes)
  • ¼ cup Oil, Canola/Olive Blend
  • 8 Slices Bacon, Applewood, Thick cut (Rough Chopped)
  • 1 ea Onion, Red, Fresh (Peel and dice into 1” cubes)
  • Taste Rub-A-Dub Seasoning
  • Taste Pepper, Black, Fresh Cracked
  • Garnish Parsley, Italian Chopped
  • 1 Cup Praline Pecans, rough chopped

Directions

Wash all tools prior to use

Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use

Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using ovens, grills, or any cooking tools

Heat your oven to 400˚ F

While oven is heating up –

Lightly Spray a 10” Cast Iron Skillet with cooking spray

Peel and dice the butternut squash into 1” cubes and hold

Peel and dice the bacon into 1” cubes and hold

Peel and dice the red onion into 1” cubes and hold

Add all the ingredients into a bowl

Mix well to combine

Add the oil and season to taste with Rub-A-Dub and Cracked Black Pepper

Pour the above into the cast iron skillet and level out if needed

Place into the oven at 400˚ F

Cook for 30-40 minutes or until desired doneness is reached, checking for doneness at the 15 minute mark and stirring the mixture using tongs

Continue to cook until desired doneness is achieved

Check for doneness by inserting a clean, dry, toothpick into the center and removing it clean

Using heat proof gloves, carefully remove the skillet and place on the stove top to cool/rest

Top with the rough chopped praline pecans and chopped parsely

Rest for 5 minutes

Devour !!!

Store any leftovers, cooled completely and covered

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