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  • Writer's pictureKristi Campanella

Cheesy Bacon Butternut Squash

This recipe was inspired by a recipe on

Of course, true to form, I did not prepare it exactly like it said. I did not put all the ingredients in that they recommended, I added some I wanted instead and I did not measure things, as usual.

Here is the basic idea of this recipe, and even though I don't eat a lot of meat usually, the bacon in this was so yummy!

  • 1 carton of Organic Butternut Squash from Costco (it is the cold room with the lettuce, etc.)

  • 8 pieces of good quality bacon (for me that means no hormones and no antibiotics)

  • 5 handfuls of baby kale (also from cold room in Costco)

  • Goat Cheese (1/2 the package of one that I get at, you guessed it, Costco)

  • 1/2 onion chopped

  • Pecorino cheese on top to taste

  • Garlic salt to taste

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

I am realizing now that all of the ingredients came from Costco. I should contact them to see if they want to hire me!!


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Dump the squash into a 9x13 casserole dish; mix in onion; cut up the bacon (I literally cut it with the kitchen scissors) into 1/2 inch pieces and mix into squash; place kale on top of squash then drizzle olive oil on kale and use your hands to massage oil into kale (trust me, it makes it better); put goat cheese on top and then mix it all together; sprinkle some garlic salt on top;

Place in preheated 425 oven for 35-40 minutes. I don't really know how long because I never start a timer and I am too impatient to wait for the squash to be done usually. Around my house we eat potatoes and rice (and now we can add butternut squash to that list) that are a little bit crunchy because I lack the patience to wait on them to finish cooking.

When it is done to your liking (who knows, maybe you like yours a little crunchy too) then grate some pecorino cheese (yes, it is from Costco) on top and serve.

This was insanely yummy and it is a good meal for after a long run!

Bon appetite!




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