Acorn Squash with Bacon-Chive Crumbs
- Cut 1/2 inch off the top and bottom of each squash; cut each squash in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds. Cut each squash half crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
- Layer squash slices in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add garlic and thyme. In a 2-cup glass measure stir together cider, broth, and brown sugar. Pour over squash in cooker.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours.
- In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; discard drippings. (Do not wipe skillet clean.) Finely crumble bacon. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add panko; cook and stir for about 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer toasted panko to a medium bowl; cool completely. Stir bacon pieces and chives into panko. Cover and chill until serving time.
- To serve, transfer squash to a serving platter. Sprinkle with panko mixture.
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare squash as directed in Step 1. Place squash slices in a resealable plastic bag; chill for up to 24 hours.
Nutrition Facts (Acorn Squash with Bacon-Chive Crumbs)
- Per serving:
- 87 kcal ,
- 2 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat ,
- 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 1 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 3 mg chol. ,
- 134 mg sodium ,
- 15 g carb. ,
- 2 g fiber ,
- 2 g sugar ,
- 3 g pro.