Oven Roasted Cheesy Bacon Butter squash!
2 acorn or delicata squash , a little over 1 pound each
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 slice if cooked bacon
1/2 cup of ghee or melted pastured butter (salted kari gold is great!)
1 large garlic clove
7 basil leaves
1/2 cup hard cheese grated (Sherpa milk machego, asiago, parmasean or Comte cheese.
1 jar of maranara, heated up (whatever your fav or homemade)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Blend 1/2 cup of ghee with bacon, garlic and basil
you can also chop up the ingredients fine & stir it together (slightly less cleanup!)
Split the squash in half through the equator and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Slice up the squash into 1/2 inch slices, place slices on a parchment lined baking sheets and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Spoon melted butter mixture and coat the tops of each squash slice.
Bake until tender, 20 minutes.
You may need to rotate your baking sheets after 15 minutes of baking.
Remove your baking sheets from the oven and
Sprinkle cheese on the slices and turn the temp up to 400 degrees and place the baking sheets back in the oven. Cook until melted and slightly crispy.
Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper again.
Serve with hot maranara of choice.
Whole foods organic fat free pasta sauce is acceptable. I reduce it while the squash is cooking.
This dish can be made with refined coconut oil in place of ghee or other cooking fat of choice, it is also great without cheese. Just include the higher temp crisping.
My daughter can’t stop saying mmmm when she eats this! It’s sooo good!