Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Bacon and Onions


Roasted Butternut squash is sauteed with onions, then tossed with crumbled bacon, toasted pecans, raisins, and chopped romaine lettuce and drizzled with maple syrup "dressing" to make a tasty, warm salad.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 medium butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • aluminum foil

  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 cup sliced onion

  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce

  • cup pecans, toasted and chopped

  • cup raisins

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Brush cut sides of butternut squash with olive oil. Wrap each squash half tightly in aluminum foil.

  3. Roast squash halves in the preheated oven until they begin to soften, about 20 minutes. Remove squash from the oven and let sit until cool enough to handle. Remove foil and slice into 3/4-inch thick slices. Remove skin from each slice and cut into 3/4-inch cubes. Set aside 8 cups of the cubed squash, reserving any remaining squash for another use.

  4. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Add onions to the skillet and cook in the bacon grease for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 8 cups squash and cook, tossing occasionally, until onions are soft and beginning to caramelize, and squash cubes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. Place romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Crumble bacon on top and add pecans and raisins. Add butternut squash-onion mixture; toss to combine. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve warm.

Cook's Note:

You can cook the butternut squash on an outdoor grill over indirect heat, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
10g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1015mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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