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Kabocha Squash Recipe for Fall – Fast, Tasty, Somewhat Healthy, and Economical

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October 28, 2014 by danisdecadentdeals

Kabocha squash recipe, fall recipes, cooking with squash

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin and Squash Display – Kabocha Squash Recipe

Last week I started feeling a bit crafty in the kitchen and I decided to get together some special ingredients and put together a recipe I concocted in my head.  Originally my idea was that I wanted to cook with some kind of a seasonal squash because this was something I had never done before and I saw so many fabulous varietals of pumpkins and squash at my local Trader Joes store! 

I absolutely love the fall season, as it is my favorite!  My favorite holiday is Halloween!  Whenever the fall season arrives, I feel the need to head out to the market to see what special seasonal options there are to devour!  Normally, my husband is the cook in my family, but when I saw all of the gorgeous squash at Trader Joe’s, my creative juices started flowing. 

Kabocha squash recipe, fall recipes, cooking with squash

Kabocha Pumpkin 2 – Kabocha Squash Recipe

In shopping that day I selected a gorgeous Kabocha Squash and I started plotting how I would use it for dinner and as I shopped around the store, the plot thickened in my head and my recipe grew bit by bit.  I ended up purchasing for this recipe 1 Kabocha Pumpkin, a slab of bacon cheddar cheese, and pumpkin butter (which is actually low calorie and the ingredients are that of a jam).  The other ingredients I used for this recipe I already had at home and they were Applewood smoked bacon, brown cane sugar, and my most favorite Italian butter on the planet I found at a road show at Costco, Ferrarini butter. (If the road show comes back to Costco, YOU MUST buy this butter!)

Kabocha squash recipe, fall recipes, cooking with squash

Kabocha Squash sliced open – Kabocha Squash Recipe

To start my recipe I simply cut the Kabocha squash into 2 even parts, as these were to each be a dinner for my husband and myself.  I have never cooked with a Kabocha squash before and was not 100% sure of what to expect. My fear was that the squash would not be soft enough.  I preheated the oven to 400 degrees.

Kabocha squash recipe, fall recipes, cooking with squash

Melted Italian Butter and Pumpkin Butter – Kabocha Squash Recipe

After cutting the squash and removing the seeds for my husband to cook and devour later, I brushed the inside of each squash slice with a combination of the Ferrarini butter and the pumpkin butter that I gently warmed in the microwave for 15 seconds to make it warm, smooth and creamy. After saturating the squash with this delicious concoction, I set the squash into the oven to bake for 30 minutes.

Kabocha squash recipe, fall recipes, cooking with squash

Applewood Smoked Bacon Cooking – Kabocha Squash Recipe

While the squash was cooking and creating a heavenly fall scent throughout my home, I began to cut slices of the bacon cheddar cheese and start frying up some bacon in the pan. As the fabulous scent of the Kabocha with pumpkin butter emanated throughout my house, my mouth was starting to water.

Kabocha squash recipe, fall recipes, cooking with squash

Squash a Baking – Kabocha Squash Recipe

When I took the Kabocha out of the oven it was piping hot and I gently sprinkled brown sugar all over both sides of the squash and then I dropped in small chunks of bacon cheddar cheese. I then gently placed the bacon on to the Kabocha for a nice presentation and a tasty flavor.

When we sat down to eat, we thoroughly enjoyed this tasty dish, but there are a few changes I would make for the next time I make this.  Changes I would make are as follows:

  • I would cook the pumpkin for 45 minutes to one hour instead of only 30 to make the whole squash softer in texture.
  • I would slice this squash into fourths next time because it was way too much food for two people.
  • I would not add brown sugar. This meal was deliciously sweet from its’ natural flavors and sugar was not necessary.
Kabocha squash recipe, fall recipes, cooking with squash

Completed Kabocha – Kabocha Squash Recipe

Overall, I was very impressed with my dish and I plan to make it several more times this season.  This dish is inexpensive to make, quite flavorful, and healthy. There are only 30 calories in one cup of Kabocha Squash and it fills you up.  Enjoy!  Let me know how this dish turns out for you and share your thoughts with me below! 🙂 Do you have any squash dishes you recommend for this fall season?

Kabocha squash recipe, fall recipes, cooking with squash

Happy D in the Kitchen – Kabocha Squash Recipe

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21 thoughts on “Kabocha Squash Recipe for Fall – Fast, Tasty, Somewhat Healthy, and Economical

  1. Laurel Bill says:

    I’ve never cooked this type of squash before – but your directions and recipe sound really easy and tasty, so I think I will cook one soon. Thanks!

  2. Squash is so versatile, but people only cook it a few ways. A friend of mine swears by hollowing one out (as you have done) and filling it up with chilli. I’m not sure about this…

  3. You had me at Bacon 🙂 I love squash, will definitely need to try this out!

  4. This was a delicious and simple recipe, the bacon was a really nice touch 🙂

  5. This looks like a tasty recipe. I definitely will have to try it.

  6. Manu Kalia says:

    Wow you made it so easily wonderfully made. Thank you for recipe

  7. tara pittman says:

    I cooked one of these last week and froze for later recipes. I did make some soup too.

  8. Amy Brandon says:

    I love squash and I love bacon and both in the same dish? I must try this weekend.

  9. David says:

    I’ve seen bacon on a doughnut why not with some Kabocha Squash – Looks tasty!

  10. […] Pumpkin Butter – I bought this one last year for a variety of recipes throughout the season and it was delicious! See my kabocha squash recipe that utilized this pumpkin butter here –> KABOCHA SQUASH RECIPE. […]

  11. Velvet says:

    Jess – Sriracha is such a wonder coendmint! After a few bites, I thought sriracha might be a nice addition and I loved a few drops on this dish. Marc used more than a few drops 🙂

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