This creamy butternut squash Alfredo has become a new family favorite! It’s topped with sweet and salty maple glazed bacon. You won’t be able to stop at just one bite!

Butternut squash Alfredo pasta piled into a small black bowl. A muted striped colored napkin sits next to the bowl.

Last week I went to a local bakery and ordered their butternut squash cookie with mascarpone frosting. It sounds weird, but it was good! I wasn’t a fan of the butternut squash chunks I found in the cookie, but other than that it was a hit!

There are some things that shouldn’t be chunky. Butternut squash is one of those things. (I’m telling you friends, I’m a texture connoisseur. I’m picky when it comes to texture)!

n my opinion, butternut squash should be pureed.

One thing I love about this particular squash is its’ sweet and creamy flavor.  Its genius to add butternut squash to a dessert… but I think it needs to be pureed before making a debut in a cookie.

Pureed butternut squash Alfredo sauce in a blender. As for this creamy butternut squash Alfredo (WITH maple glazed bacon)… you are going to love it!

It’s easy to make and you’ll have it on the table within 30 minutes.

To start, peel and dice some butternut squash. I used a potato peeler to remove the skin. My squash weighed 3 lbs. I used a little less than half the squash for this dish. Now, it’s just a matter of cooking the squash, adding spices, and blending it all together until it’s smooth.

Butternut squash alfredo sauce with pasta, topped with maple glazed bacon. Fresh thyme leaves in the background.

Don’t forget the maple glazed bacon, it’s sweet and salty flavor ties the entire dish together. And honestly, you may want to double the amount of bacon you make. It’s THAT good!

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo with Maple Glazed Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 751mg 31%
Potassium 476mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 140.3%
Vitamin C 22.2%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings: 8 servings
Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo with Maple Glazed Bacon

This is the perfect pasta for fall! And the maple glazed bacon is hands down INCREDIBLE! 

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Calories: 444 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups butternut squash, diced
  • 1 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 T + 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 3/4 tsp ground sage
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 16 oz fettuccini noodles
Maple Glazed Bacon
  • 6 strips of cooked, diced bacon
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
Instructions
  1. In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add the onion. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken stock, thyme, sage, butternut squash, and salt. Cover. Cook for 10 minutes, then uncover and cook for 2-4 more minutes (or until the butternut squash is soft. You can determine the softness by piercing the squash with a fork). 

  2. While the squash is cooking, cook the fettuccini noodles until al dente. Drain the water, and place the noodles in a large bowl. 

  3. Once the squash is soft, add the mixture to a blender. Add the cream and parmesan cheese. If you don't have a big enough blender, work in batches. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

  4. Add the sauce to the noodles. Mix until evenly combined. 

Maple Glazed Bacon
  1. In a small saute pan, over medium heat, add the bacon*, maple syrup, and salt. Stir until the salt has melted, and the maple is coating the bacon. Let cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve bacon on top of the butternut squash noodles. 

Recipe Notes

*I used precooked bacon. (The easy microwavable precooked bacon).  If you want to use bacon that hasn't been cooked, go ahead and do so. I would cut the bacon up into pieces, cook it in the small saute pan, drain the bacon grease. Then add the maple and salt. 

 

Recipe adapted from Joyful Healthy Eats

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash alfredo, butternut squash recipes, maple bacon

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