Kids Cooking Recipe: Bacon Sage Squash Bites

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

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.
  • Assembly
  • 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.
  • Baking
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, until squash soft and bacon is browned and crispy.
  • Serve

Originally posted November 2011

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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Aubrey @ Real Housemoms Says:

    These look beautiful and super yummy! I can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing over at My two little monkeys and I watched the pumpkin pie pudding video and snuggled. It was fantastic and sounds yummy. :)

  2. the Mom Says:

    Thanks! Glad you liked the video, too! 😀

  3. Stacey Says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your Bacon Sage Squash Bites at the Real Housemom’s Fabulous Fridays Link Party! We love bacon and these look delicious!

  4. the Mom Says:


  5. HungryLittleGirl Says:

    This is such a wonderful idea!
    I would love to have you share this, or any other recipe of your at Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party with the chance to get a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame. Here is the link:

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  6. the Mom Says:

    We will be heading over to link-up tonight! Thanks!

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