Serve Roasted Keto Butternut Squash with Bacon and Jicama This Holiday Season

Roasted Keto Butternut Squash & Jicama

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 40 MINUTES

total time: 55 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to save time on clean up.

2

In a large saucepan, bring water to boil and place chopped jicama in the boiling water for about 15 minutes. Drain the water. This step is key to ensuring everything cooks evenly!

3

On a large sheet pan toss the jicama, butternut squash, and bacon with the melted butter. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss well to evenly coat.

4

Spread the veggies in one layer making sure none are overlapping on the sheet pan.

5

Roast in the oven for about 40-45 minutes until the veggies are tender and the bacon is crispy. Turning halfway through cook time. Enjoy while warm!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8, Serving Size: 1/2 cup cooked
Amount Per Serving: 91 Calories | 4g Fat | 11.5g Total Carbs | 4.2g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 1.4g Sugar Alcohol | 2.8g Protein | 4.8g Net Carbs

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Make caramelized keto butternut squash on a sheet pan for a delicious low-effort keto side dish recipe

spoonful of roasted keto butternut squash

If you’re looking for a cozy side dish this holiday season, here it is!

Tired of the same side dishes at the table? We have you covered! This super easy, roasted butternut squash is the perfect keto-friendly side dish recipe you’ll want at your table this fall and winter.

Crispy and caramelized on the outside and having a buttery richness on the inside, this savory and sweet squash hits all the right notes! The sweetened cinnamon nutmeg flavor is perfection and goes so well with the salty bacon.

ingredients to make keto butternut squash side dish

Is butternut squash keto?

Yes, you can enjoy butternut squash sparingly while eating keto. It’s one of the starchier keto-approved veggies so just be careful about portions. The star of the show in this dish is the sweet squash, but I’ve also added some chopped jicama to cut down the carb count.

dish with finished keto butternut squash

Once softened, roasted jicama looks and tastes similar to roasted potatoes so they’re a natural fit when added with bacon and squash.

tossing keto butternut squash with spices before roasting

sheet pan with fresh butternut squash and jicama

sheet pan with jicama and butternut squash with bacon in the oven

scooping keto butternut squash on a sheet pan


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Roasted Keto Butternut Squash & Jicama

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 40 MINUTES

total time: 55 MINUTES

Sweet and savory caramelized butternut squash side dish with bacon and jicama.

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to save time on clean up.

2

In a large saucepan, bring water to boil and place chopped jicama in the boiling water for about 15 minutes. Drain the water. This step is key to ensuring everything cooks evenly!

3

On a large sheet pan toss the jicama, butternut squash, and bacon with the melted butter. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss well to evenly coat.

4

Spread the veggies in one layer making sure none are overlapping on the sheet pan.

5

Roast in the oven for about 40-45 minutes until the veggies are tender and the bacon is crispy. Turning halfway through cook time. Enjoy while warm!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8, Serving Size: 1/2 cup cooked
Amount Per Serving: 91 Calories | 4g Fat | 11.5g Total Carbs | 4.2g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 1.4g Sugar Alcohol | 2.8g Protein | 4.8g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

casserole dish with keto roasted butternut squash after cooking

Tips for making the best keto butternut squash:

  • In a rush? It is a little more expensive but to save you TONS of time cutting up squash, check your local grocery store for pre-cut squash and jicama.
  • Boiling the jicama is an extra step up front, but it will ensure that it gets softened and roasted along with the butternut squash and bacon at the same time. It takes longer to soften in the oven without this step.
  • Serve this side dish for the holidays or even pair it with some delicious pork chops! Everyone loves a savory-sweet combo.

small side dish of keto roasted butternut squash

Wow, this is a must-make keto side dish!

Take advantage of butternut squash season and makes this. The bacon adds so much additional flavor and caramelizes so well. Plus the process of baking everything together on a sheet pan is convenient and easy!

Keto Butternut Squash in a bowl

Here’s what my teammate Jenna said after making this recipe:

“It’s the season for all things butternut squash and this dish does not disappoint! Wow, the addition of the jicama and bacon makes this dish even more perfect for fall. My whole family loves this! We made some ribeye steaks but this side stole the show. There is nothing better than a sheet pan dish, so easy to throw together!”


Huge butternut squash fan? Try our keto Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup next!


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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