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Skillet Buttercup Squash with Bacon

A recipe for skillet buttercup squash with bacon. Buttercup squash is baked, mashed and cooked in a skillet with bacon and onion. It is a wonderful side dish.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 2 buttercup squash medium size
  • 6 slices bacon regular thickness, not thick-cut
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut squashes in half. Scoop out and discard seeds and stringly flesh.
  3. Place squash halves cut side down in a baking dish (or two baking dishes if needed). Add about 1/2-inch hot water to the dish(es). Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Allow squash to cool to room temperature. Scrape out the flesh into a bowl and discard skins. Mash squash thoroughly. You should have about 4 cups of mashed squash.
  5. Brown bacon in a medium skillet. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a plate. Pour out most of the bacon fat, leaving only about 1 tablespoon in the skillet.
  6. Add onion to the skillet and cook over medium heat until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  7. Return cooked bacon to the skillet along with squash, butter, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  8. Cook until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for skillet buttercup squash with bacon. Buttercup squash is baked, mashed and cooked in a skillet with bacon and onion. It is a wonderful side dish.