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!

10 Gluten Free Recipes that Top My List

Eating Gluten-Free isn’t something I have to do, it’s something I do when I can. For people like my mom, living with celiac disease is something she had to get used to later in life. Life changed. The kitchen soon had duplicates of everything hoping to prevent any cross contamination, and Dad was eating all of her GF goodies in the house.

I figured – why not eat gluten-free whenever I can? Gluten isn’t necessary in anyone’s diet and it’s often repulsive to learn all of the products that have wheat in them. The one that grossed me out the most was deli meat…why?! From that day forward I’ve relied on brands like Columbus and Boar’s Head. Try it – cut out gluten and see how you feel!

10 Best Gluten Free Recipes:

Gingerbread Almond Butter

1. Looking for a tasty morning treat? Check out this recipe from Wayfaring Chocolate to spice up your breakfast toast! Homemade Gingerbread Almond Butter – Gluten-Free, Vegan.

Quinoa Mint Salad

2. The Gluten-Free Goddess weighs in on life with celiac’s and shares this tasty GF recipe for Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mint and Lime – Gluten-Free, Vegan.

Japanese Fried Chicken

3. I follow Gluten Free Girl on Twitter, have for years. If you want a quality gluten-free chef to follow, look no further! This is one of her infamous gluten-free concoctions that she made following a magical trip to Japan. Recipe Here: Tokyo Fried Chicken – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

Giant Lemon Fennel Beans Recipe

4. If you’re in need of a side dish that’s unique and easy to make, then start gathering provisions for this recipe from 101 Cookbooks: Giant Lemon Fennel Beans – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian.

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms

5. Ah, breakfast. The most important meal of the day. Now you can make it feel like the most important meal with this fanceh one from Smitten Kitchen: Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms – Gluten-Free, Vegetarian.

Chicken Stock GF

6. Gluten hides everywhere – especially in beef, fish, vegetable and chicken stocks. The only affordable way to be sure your stock is 100% gluten-free? Make it yourself! Read here: Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

Chipotle Orange Chicken

7. Orange is the New Black isn’t just a hit TV show I love, it’s the why this recipe shines! If you like spicy and sweet, this is the allergen-free recipe for you: Chipotle Orange Chicken – Gluten-Free, Dairy Free.

Adorable Pocket Pies

8. Blueberry Peach Pocket Pies (Gluten-Free) are the most adorable little things! Especially if you wrap them up nice and pretty like Carol from Simply Gluten-Free :)

Gluten-Free Beer Bread

9. What’s a GF post without something to do with bread? Super informative – bread stays fresh for 3 days without toasting! Recipe Here: GF Beer Bread – Gluten-Free

Maple Blondies

10. A happy – sweet – ending for this post is in order. And what better to end with than this delectable maple-y buttery dish: Maple Butter Blondies – Gluten-Free

Sharing is Caring – GF Style

Have any good gluten-free recipes you’d like to share? Put ’em in the comments below to help other Gluten-Free’ers out! Thanks for reading :)

Lollipops | Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut Free

Yummy Earth Certified Organic Lollipops are not only awesome for excluding high fructose corn syrup and allergens, but they taste delicious! I picked a bag of these up at our local Sprouts grocery store as an afterthought.

As I read the bag: 100% vegan, tree nut free, GMO free, pesticide free, soy-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, no MSG, no artifical dyes, 100% natural fruit flavors, casein-free…I thought,

“Is this too good to be true?”  – Well, it’s not! These are really tasty, and even kid approved. At 22 calories per sucker, you can rest assured these are not full of sugar too!