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Roasted balsamic acorn squash is addicting enough, but used in an Acorn Squash, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Sandwich it’s even more amazing, especially if you’ve been missing BLTs in the winter months. | www.megiswell.com

Acorn Squash, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Sandwich

Roasted balsamic acorn squash is addicting enough, but used in an Acorn Squash, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Sandwich it’s even more amazing, especially if you’ve been missing BLTs in the winter months.
Course Main Dishes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Author Megan Wells

Ingredients

Balsamic Roasted Acorn Squash

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 4 shallots, peeled with root ends intact
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt or Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Acorn Squash, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Sandwich

  • 1 large slice sourdough bread
  • 1 to 2 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 roasted acorn squash wedge, scooped out of skin and mashed lightly
  • leftover roasted shallots and garlic optional
  • drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Instructions

Balsamic Roasted Acorn Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise and deseed it. Cut each half into four wedges.

  2. If the shallots are big, slice them into smaller pieces (but keep the roots intact).
  3. Place everything in a roasting pan or a rimmed baking sheet and mix until everything is well coated.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the squash and bake for another 20 minutes.

Acorn Squash, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Sandwich

  1. Lightly toast the sourdough bread in a toaster. Cut in half (butter it if desired) and then place it on a small baking sheet.
  2. On one half, spread the scooped out roasted acorn squash, shallots, and garlic on the bread. Sprinkle with the blue cheese and a drizzle of the balsamic vinegar. On the other half, place the cooked bacon, some blue cheese, and some balsamic vinegar. 
  3. Place in the oven and set the oven to 400 degrees. Once the oven has reached 400 degrees, take it out, put the two sides together and eat or toast a little longer if desired.

Recipe Notes

Prep time does not include roasting the acorn squash, shallots, and garlic. Ideally, this is a leftover creation sandwich, so it will already be done. But if you want to make the squash just for the sandwich, prep time for the Balsamic Roasted Acorn Squash is about 10 minutes and cook time is 40.