Saturday, September 12, 2015

Butternut Squash and Potatoes Oven Roasted in Bacon Fat with Rosemary

Bacon fat just makes everything better! I'm not the only one that feels that way am I? Mason jars are perfect for pouring hot bacon grease into so it can be stored in the fridge and ready whenever you need it. This side dish of Butternut Squash and Potatoes oven roasted in bacon fat and then sprinkled with fresh rosemary was an early fall treat! The squash gets really sweet and what can I say about creamy potatoes... They're just great any way they're prepared. This would be perfect with pork or sausage. Oh, and if you want to toss in some crumbled bacon... Um, yea:@)
I added the grilling label, make individual portions wrapped in tin foil, grill over medium heat for about 25 minutes, turning occasionally... 
That would be a beautiful thing too!

Butternut Squash and Potatoes Oven Roasted in Bacon Fat with Rosemary
Increase amounts as needed for more people...
1 large russet potato, cleaned and cubed to about 3/4"-I didn't peel mine
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed to about 3/4"-the neck of mine was about 3" long x 2.5" wide
half of a small onion, cut into about 3/4" wedges
1 Tblsp bacon fat
S&P to taste
light sprinkling of fresh rosemary, finely minced
  1. Melt bacon fat on roasting pan/cookie sheet in 400 degree oven and add veggies, carefully mix well. ~Or~ melt bacon fat in microwave and pour over veggies on roasting pan/cookie sheet and carefully mix well. 
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, stir.
  3. Bake for another 15 minutes or until veggies are tender. Remove from oven, sprinkle with S&P and rosemary.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)


  1. I use a Bell jar for mine! I learned it from my mother and grandmother.


  2. I smell fall in the air. Perfect for the cool weather we're having Lynn and everything is better with bacon fat!

  3. You had me at bacon fat Lynn! I can't wait to try this, I've been on a huge rosemary binge lately too, yum!

  4. I'd like to make this soon! Sounds wonderful! Sweet hugs! Hope you have a football game to watch today. Hugs!

  5. ahhhh, yes...roasting, especially sprinkled in bacon grease, veggies is the BEST.

  6. This sounds really good, Lynn! I see the bags of diced butternut squash at Walmart & have even bought them once or twice. Not much flavor unless one puts a ton of brown sugar over them. I shall try them your way very, very soon. Thanks!

  7. I'm sure like most people our age, my mom stored her bacon grease in a coffee can under the sink. Yikes. I need to start saving ours like you recommended--in fact, I'll start next weekend so I can make some yummy potatoes. Thanks for the inspiration! I may even add some squash, but not sure Bill will be thrilled ;)

  8. You had me at bacon

  9. Oh yum, Lynn! This would be a great side dish for some pork chops, pork roast, or pork tenderloin for a wonderful Fall meal. I like the addition of bacon fat and the fresh rosemary.

  10. I think I could see some onions in this along with some crumbled bacon on top too! Sounds wonderful, Lynn! A perfect fall side dish IMO :)

  11. I think this may be a yummy alternative to get me to like squash. Normally I am not a fan of it unless it is pureed in my pear & butternut soup.


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