Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash

Bacon. That was the one word Hubby gave me when I asked him what he wanted to see in my week of butternut squash recipes.

So I set out to find a bacon and butternut recipe. Once I saw this picture on Tastespotting, there was no question. Duh, everything wrapped in bacon is amazing. Since Hubby suggested it, he offered to cook this recipe for me. It does require a bit of time to ensure the bacon gets cooked all the way through.

All the turning and brushing with the syrup really paid off. The bacon has a great sweet and spicy flavor. And you get a lovely sweet and salty combo when you take a bite because of the bacon. Basically, this is awesome. It would make a great appetizer year-round.

I had to make some modifications to the recipe based on what I had in the house. I didn’t have any sage, so I used oregano. And we were short on maple syrup so I subbed some honey for half of what the recipe needed. Be sure to check out the original recipe to see how it was originally written.

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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash

Yield: 3-4

Ingredients:

1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
1 jalapeno chile, seeds and placenta removed.
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper cracked or ground fresh
1 lb butternut squash Cut into 1 in x 4 in sticks (that weight is post-processed)
1/2 lb bacon About 18-20 half-slices

Directions:

Bring maple syrup, honey, oregano, and jalapeno just to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.

For the butternut squash, preheat oven to 425F. Split each squash transversely at the beginning of the bulbous area where the seeds begin. Peel and cut the seedless end into 4-5 inch long sticks that are roughly a square inch thick. Wrap each squash stick with a half-strip of bacon and place on a wire rack nested in a pan (to catch the ensuing greasy mess). Season with the salt and pepper blend to taste.

Roast for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and brush liberally with the maple glaze. Roast for another 15 minutes, taking care to brush on more glaze at the 7.5 minute mark and finally as the squash comes out of the oven. Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with any additional maple glaze.

Recipe from Something Edible


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16 Responses to “Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls”

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    Pam — November 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    These look great – I did a pumpkin lasagna a while ago and loved it so I know these have to be amazing!

    Pam @ From Apples to Zucchini

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    Kris @ everywhereorange.com — November 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    the rolls are so cute!!! they look delicious!

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    Lauren — November 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I have been bookmarking all of your butternut squash recipes, but this one is going to the top of the list! The goat cheese is the perfect flavor accompaniment.

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    Megan — November 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Yay! Another recipe to add to my to-make list. It’s great that you can freeze this because my fiance doesn’t like butternut squash. I can make the whole thing for myself and take it for lunches!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    So delicious! I’m loving this week long butternut squash event…so many tasty recipes!

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    We Are Not Martha — November 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Awesome and delicious-looking idea! I love lasagna that’s different from the typical and butternut squash is perfect!

    Sues

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    Megan — November 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve never though of squash rolled up in lasagna noodles–love the idea!!

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    tobias kocht! — November 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Delicious use of the squash. I love this lasagna rolls.

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    oneordinaryday — November 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I like lasagna rolls too – so much more fun than a traditional lasagna. I like the simplicity of this recipe too. Sounds delicious. I’d love to see you improve Martha’s butternut mac and cheese!!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    These lasagna rolls look ADORABLE! I love the idea of a freezer meal party!

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    Shannon — November 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    what a fabulous idea for freezer meals! and these sound DELISH 🙂

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    Cara — November 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I made these again a few weeks ago – I almost forgot how delicious they are! I love that you subbed in the Greek yogurt and goat cheese, mmm 🙂

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    Jill — January 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I’m making a meatless alternative with a spinach bechamel sauce… Although I do love bacon…

    • beantownbaker — January 27th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      That sounds delicious. Let me know how it turns out!

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    Theresa — November 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Do you have any idea of the calorie count in these? They look phenomenal!

    • beantownbaker — November 7th, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

      Sorry I don’t calculate nutritional information for my recipes. There are some online tools that you can use to do so yourself if you’re interested.

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