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Preheat your oven to 425 degrees f. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.Using a very sharp knife, carefully cut your butternut squash into 1/2″ thick strips.Wrap the 1/2 bacon slices around the fries and place them onto the prepared sheet pan as shown, leaving about 2-inch space in between each one so that they can crisp up.Roast for about 30-35 minutes, until squash is tender and bacon is browned and crispy to your liking.Serve the bacon fries hot and sprinkle with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper and chopped parsley if desired.Enjoy and remember to tag me @CleanFoodCrush in your creations!
Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash Fries
This little food experiment worked out REALLY well because the bacon grease takes the place of the oil needed in typically baked fries, and crisps these babies up nicely!
Also, the sweetness of the squash combined with the salty bacon is surprisingly one of the best combos I’ve recently tasted!Yeah…I like to wrap bacon around lots of things…lol…but before you go crazy on me, please know that our family usually eats bacon just a few times each month, and we TOTALLY enjoy it!
There are many high-quality bacon options these days. Look for nitrate-free, and humanly raised if possible.Makes 6 servings
- 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and seeds removed (choose a long squash to get more long strips)
- 1 lb. thin-cut bacon slices, nitrate-free, cut in half
- 1 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley
- sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste