Butternut squash is one of my favorite things to eat in the Fall. There's something about harvest fruits and vegetables that always get me excited about the leaves changing. After trying a similar dish at Whole Foods, I decided to re-create it on my own. If I had a choice of spending $10 on a small container of it or buying all the ingredients to make it on my own, I choose make my own.
What you'll need:
- 1 Butternut squash (cut into small cubes)
- 1 package of brocollini (cut into small pieces)
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 1 sprig of thyme
- 1 red onion sliced into wedges
- 4 pieces of bacon or pancetta (optional)
- Salt & pepper
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Pre-heat oven at 375 degrees. While oven is warming, toss red onion, bacon (if you're using it), salt and pepper to taste and 1 tsp of olive oil in a bowl.
- Place on a roasting pan or sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
- In the same bowl, add remaining ingredients and add roasted onion/bacon combo. Toss lightly until everything is mixed together and place on sheet. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, tossing the mixture halfway.
Serve as a side to your favorite dish. You'll have tons of leftovers and trust me when I say that this dish tastes just as good served cold, as it does fresh out of the oven.