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Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo with Maple Glazed Bacon | Salt & Baker
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5 from 2 votes

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
servings: 8 servings
calories: 444kcal
author: Salt & Baker

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

  • 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). 
  • While the squash is cooking, cook the fettuccini noodles until al dente. Drain the water, and place the noodles in a large bowl. 
  • 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. 
  • Add the sauce to the noodles. Mix until evenly combined. 

Maple Glazed Bacon

  • 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
Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7015IU | Vitamin C: 18.3mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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