Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)
We’re resharing this recipe for those of you who may have missed it last year. I also rephotographed it…it looks much better now…trust me 😀 We also shared this recipe in an episode of Two Kids Cooking TV: Bacon Sage Squash Bites, so make sure and check that out, too!
Enjoy the recipe!
Happy Family Cooking Everyone!
Kids Cooking Recipe: Bacon Sage Squash Bites
- 1 Butternut Squash
- 1 lb. Bacon
- Fresh Sage Leaves
- Tooth Picks, soaked in water
- First, peel the Butternut Squash with a peeler. This is a good job for older kids, or for a parent to do before getting younger kids helping.
- Once the squash is peeled, cut it in half to remove the seeds. Then cut it into 1 inch or so shapes (I say shapes, because with squash, 'cubes' are not always possible).
- While an older sibling or parent is prepping the squash, a younger child can get the sage ready be removing the leaves from the stems. They can also rip the larger leaves in half.
- Before starting assembly, the bacon strips should also be cut into halves or thirds, depending on the length of the bacon. I do this before separating each piece from the collective, but you don't have to.
- To assemble, take a squash piece, one sage leave, or part of a leave, and one piece of bacon.
- Place the sage leave on the squash piece and then wrap the bacon around it, covering the sage leave.
- Secure the bacon with a toothpick.
- Place the assembled bites onto a foil covered baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, until squash soft and bacon is browned and crispy.
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Originally posted November 2011