Butternut Squash Apple Bacon Hash

Butternut Squash Apple Bacon Hash

Made with only four ingredients, this delicious hash is the perfect addition to your next brunch! Not only is it easy, but the fresh, seasonal flavors will have you coming back for seconds!

Normally, my mornings are very rushed and when it comes to breakfast all I really care about is quick. This last weekend though I happened to have a bit of extra time and wanted to make something other than my usual protein pancakes (which occur way too often, as evidenced here and here). And if we are really being honest, I was trying to impress the boy.. and lets be real, the best way to do that is through food. At least I think so. Feed me and I’m happy. 😉

Healthy Butternut Squash Apple Bacon Hash

When it comes to brunch, I like to take advantage of the seasons best ingredients. I love all the varieties of squash that take over the displays at Trader Joes and the local farmers markets. While shopping this last week, I picked up some mini heirloom tomatoes and had no idea what to do with them. Sure, I could chop ’em up and throw them on my salad, eggs and my other basic recipes, but i was hoping to get creative (especially since I had this lonely butternut squash staring at me from the counter). Inspired by this recipe (aren’t her photos amazing?!), I decided to make a few tweaks and an amazing brunch took place.

So ladies (and guys), if you want to do something special for that certain person that needs a little sucking up to (just kidding) this is your recipe. It’s easy, delicious and looks you spend hours in the kitchen. 😉

Butternut Squash Apple Bacon Hash

Serving Size: 5 servings

Butternut Squash Apple Bacon Hash

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups chopped butternut squash (I used the pre-chopped bag from Trader Joes- fresh)
  • 5 strips turkey bacon
  • 1 cup diced apples (I used 1 large Fuji- the tart varieties work best)
  • 1/3 chopped green onions
  • 1/2 tsp salt (may add more based on taste)
  • dash fresh pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Spread your chopped butternut squash on a skillet lined with parchment paper. I sprayed mine with a bit of coconut oil, but this is optional.
  3. Bake for approx. 20 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown slightly. Turn once or twice during baking and make sure to keep an eye out that it doesn't burn.
  4. While squash is baking, add your bacon to a preheated skillet and cook until crispy.
  5. Set aside to cool once done.
  6. Once the squash is done baking, add to the frying pan along with the apple.
  7. Continue to cook over medium heat until apples are cooked through and soft (not too long though or they will get soggy).
  8. Once done, remove from pan and break up your bacon pieces.
  9. Stir in the salt, pepper and scallions
  10. Eat up!

Notes

Nutritional Information (per serving): calories: 81, fat: 2g, carb: 13g, protein: 7g

https://proshapefitness.com/2013/11/10/butternut-squash-apple-bacon-hash/

 

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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