Kabocha Squash Saute with Bacon & Sage

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I have a new favorite squash! KABOCHA. I wasn’t going to post this simple side dish- but then it was so amazing that I didn’t want to forget it!! 🙂 This recipe was adapted from Trader Joe’s. It would be an amazing holiday side dish.

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 Kabocha Squash, seeded, peeled, and cubed
  • 4 slices thick-cut uncured apple smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 6 fresh sage leaves, chiffonade
  • coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • balsalmic glaze, for serving
  1. Seed, peel, and dice the squash.
  2. Cook chopped bacon in a medium sauté pan (with a lid) until crispy. Remove bacon and oil (reserving about 1 1/2 T fat) to a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add cubed squash to the onions in the pan. Season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally for 12 minutes.
  5. Add 1/4 cup water (or stock) to the pan. Cover and steam for an additional 5 minutes, or until tender but still firm.
  6. Remove lid, stir in reserved bacon and sage.
  7. Remove from heat and dress with balsamic glaze, if desired.

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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

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