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Roasted Butternut Squash and Crispy Bacon Toasties

This simple to throw together dish is perfect for a fall appetizer or even a light meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall appetizers, fall meal ideas, roasted butternut, roasted butternut squash and bacon
Servings: 8
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Ingredients

  • 8 slices sourdough or other bread of choice
  • 3-4 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oiil plus more for brushing after baking
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 slices thick cut pepper bacon If you prefer another bacon, you can use that!
  • ¼ cup garlic herb spread This is optional, but tastes really good!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside. This step isn't necessary, but makes cleanup so much easier!
    Drizzle the butternut cubes with olive oil. Mix well. Spread on baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    Place in oven. Bake until the butternut squash is tender.
    While the squash is baking, start frying your bacon. I cut my bacon into small ¾ inch chunks. You can cut your bacon bigger or smaller, this is a personal preference. Add to a heated frying pan over medium heat.
    Cook your bacon. I like mine crispy, so I cooked mine to this point. If you aren't into crispy cook for a little less time.
    Take your bread slices and cut in half. You can leave them whole if you prefer, but I used this for an appetizer, so I wanted smaller pieces.
    I chose to toast my sourdough, but again this is optional.
    Once it is toasted, everything should be ready, so let's start putting it together!
    Spread the spread onto your toasties. Top with the roasted butternut squash, then add your bacon.
    Now, top the toasties with a light drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with a touch more ground black pepper.
    That's it. These are ready to go!
    Now, these are best made and eaten the day of. You can serve the next day, but quality definetly isn't what it should be!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!