1/6th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 143 calories, 3g total fat (1g sat fat), 492mg sodium, 26.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 4.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
SmartPoints® value 2*
Bacon, cheese, caramelized onions... This is one guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
3 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
1 1/2 cups chopped sweet onion
1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp. salt
8 cups cubed butternut squash (click for tips)
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.)
Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add onion, butter, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook and stir until slightly softened, 3 - 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium low. Stirring frequently, cook until browned and caramelized, 20 - 25 minutes. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add squash and cook until very tender, 10 - 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.
Drain squash, and transfer to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher.
To the large bowl, add garlic, black pepper, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Add cheese wedges, breaking them into pieces, and mix well.
Evenly transfer squash mixture to the baking pan, and top with caramelized onion. Chop or crumble cooked bacon, and sprinkle over the onion.
Bake until entire dish is hot, about 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
MAKES 6 SERVINGS