Honey & Bacon Butternut Squash recipe

Chances are, when you started looking for recipes to cook butternut squash you probably weren't thinking about using your gas grill to do it.

But take a moment and have a look. The Honey and Bacon will love you for it.

Cooking butternut squash in foil on your grill is no harder or much different then if you cooked it in your oven.

And the really good thing, it free's up your oven if you need to cook other things at the same time.

how to cook butternut squash on the bbq

And don't mind the darker marks in the picture above, the honey tends to caramelize a bit and some of the bacon pieces get extra crispy, that just adds even more flavor!

Don't be afraid to experiment a bit when cooking your butternut squash, maybe a little brown sugar, or some Cajun seasoning?

Better yet, when you bring it in from the grill and unwrap it from the foil, put a little butter in the hollow before you scoop it out!

If you prefer your squash the more traditional way then you may prefer this BBQ Squash recipe.

› How to Cook Butternut Squash

Serves: 2 - 4

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 - 35 minutes (or when squash is soft when poked with a fork)

Direct Heat: 400F - 450F

What you'll need:

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup liquid honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for serving)
  • aluminum foil, enough to wrap two halves of squash

how to cut butternut squash

Step 1:
Lay the butternut squash on it's side on a cutting board and carefully cut it in half lengthwise.

Scoop out any seeds from the inside.

cooking butternut squash

Step 2:
Drizzle olive oil over the two halves and rub in with your fingers to ensure all of the squash is covered.

Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the two halves.

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Step 3:
Pour the liquid honey over the two halves.

Sprinkle the crumbled bacon over the two halves.

foil wrapped squash on the grill

Step 4:
Preheat the grill to medium or 400F - 450F.

Wrap each butternut squash half in aluminum foil and place face down on the grates of the grill.

Cook for 30 - 35 minutes or until a fork easily penetrates the flesh and remove.

Remove the foil and place the squash on a serving platter.

Pour any juices from the foil over the squash.

Place 1 tablespoon of butter in the hollow of each half and serve immediately with a spoon to scoop out the squash.

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