Roasted Butternut Squash with Cracklings

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cracklings

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Cracklings are rendered pieces of either pork or poultry fat. Popular in Southern cooking, they add delicious, rich flavor to a dish.


  • 2 butternut squash, skin and seeds intact
  • 1 cup cracklings
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put the butternut squash halves onto the prepared sheet and then sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Top with the lamb cracklings, and then place the squash in the oven for 15 minutes until soft and light brown in color.

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