Squash / Brussel Sprouts Side Dish

A little different and easy to make.


  • Acorn squash or butternut squash (my preference), enough to serve group
  • 5 – 10 lg brussel sprouts, bottom trimmed, leaves peeled and saved, core removed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-6 slices of cooked bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • pinch of black pepper


  • Cut squash in half or quarters and remove seeds.
  • Place cut side down on a plate.  Microwave for 10 minutes or until squash can be pierced fairly easily with a fork.
  • Remove from microwave and cool.
  • Remove skin from squash and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Optional – Spread a little bit of bacon grease / drippings or olive oil on the bottom of a lg oven proof casserole dish. Arrange squash on the bottom of the dish.  Squash should be 1 to 2 pieces in depth only.
  • Put brussel sprout leaves in a bowl and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Gently stir leaves to coat.
  • Arrange brussel sprout leaves on top of squash. Leaves shouldn’t totally cover the squash.
  • Arrange bacon pieces on top of veggies.
  • Mix brown sugar and cumin together in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over casserole.
  • Bake 30 minutes at 350F.

Thanks to FoodNetwork.ca

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