Fall Recipe: Brussels, Bacon, Butternut Squash Recipe - Tall Allergic Chick

Fall Recipe: Roasted Brussels, Bacon, Butternut Squash, and White Sweet Potatoes

The Fall season brings a [welcome] crisp chill in the air and a bountiful harvest of Autumn’s finest herbs and vegetables that Mother Nature has to offer. That combination lends well to delicious oven-baked recipes that warm the house with earthy aromatics. Roasted vegetable recipes like this are also incredibly easy, even for the beginning cook.

This recipe for oven-roasted Brussels, bacon, butternut squash, and white sweet potatoes is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and can easily be modified to be vegan by simply omitting the bacon. White sweet potatoes can be swapped for red, I just happened to find some organic ones from a local grower and wanted to use them :)

Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Costco has these pre-prepped containers of Brussels and squash!

Ingredients:

2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, whole or halved if extra large
2 lbs. Butternut squash, 1″ cubes
2-3 White sweet potatoes (large), 1″ cubes
1/2 lb. Thick cut bacon, 1-2″ pieces
1 Red onion, 1″ pieces
1/2 c. Extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, coating the Brussels, squash, and potatoes thoroughly.
  3. Line a metal baking pan or two with tin foil or, if you’re lazy like me, use disposable roasting pans.
  4. Bake tented in foil for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes. Rotate baking dishes for even cooking.
  5. Bake an additional 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway until potatoes are fully cooked

Easy Dairy-Free Recipes like this one are perfect for a hands-off cooking experience that tastes like you spent all day cooking it. Fancy it up by adding cranberries – or, bring as a Thanksgiving side dish or to the annual Christmas dinner!

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

If you want perfectly cooked bacon that doesn’t curl up, it’s time you learned how to cook bacon in the oven! I love bacon, but don’t like dealing with spattering grease and twisted up pieces. Plus, I really like drizzling each slice of pork candy with 100% maple syrup before I pop it in to bake. I hope you enjoy my recipe for oven-baked bacon. Leave your comments below, I’d love to hear how you do it too!

How to Make Bacon in the Oven - TallAllergicChick Blog

Draining bacon on paper towels removes excess grease.
photo: cookbookman

 

Baked Bacon Recipe

Supplies:

  • Metal baking sheet covered in aluminum foil
  • 1 Pkg. thick center cut bacon
  • 100% maple syrup
  • Paper towels for draining grease

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay bacon flat, piece by piece – make sure that none of the pieces are overlapping. You may need to get another baking sheet depending on the bacon width. Drizzle each slice with maple syrup. Place baking sheet, uncovered, in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 13-15 minutes. If you like your bacon extra crispy add 1-2 minutes to cooking time. Remove perfectly cooked bacon from the baking sheet and place on paper towels to drip excess grease. Enjoy!