Baked Summer Squash with Bacon

zucchini recipes
Baked squash with bacon has the perfect blend of tender yet crunchy summer squash and smoky  bacon. I first encountered this super simple dish at a pot luck cookout. There was a line waiting for seconds of this squash while my beloved Bacon Ranch Potato Salad got passed by. (and that potato salad NEVER gets passed by!) so I knew I had to find out the secret. Slightly crisp tender, buttery, slightly smoky from the bacon... awww so good!

A friend of mine had brought it and happily shared the recipe. It was simple and basic, yet shouldn't summer cooking be just that? Squash recipes just taste better when you keep it simple and fresh!

You can use zucchini or yellow squash or both!
Jan's Tip: Don't want to heat up the kitchen by baking the dish? Make it a quick saute in a frying pan, or use your microwave.

Baked Squash with Bacon

4-6 summer squash sliced
3-5 slices of bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup water
Optional Add-ins: Sliced onions, minced garlic

Preheat oven to 350°.
In oven proof casserole dish add sliced squash.
Pour water into dish.
Cut butter into small slices and dot around the top of the squash.
Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon across the top.
Bake 350°  20-25 min. or until squash is tender with a fork but still crisp.
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