Made this today, and very tasty! For all of you who have problems peeling pumpkin/squash, here's a tip. Cut your whole pumpkin or squash into quarters, seeds removed, place in the microwave for 5-6 minutes on high. Let cool and peel can be cut off with a paring knife with very little difficulty. Makes life a LOT easier!!
Hi terieisenhardt, Thank you for you comment. I'm very sorry for the trouble with the pumpkin. You can definitely try this recipe with butternut squash. It is just as delicious! Happy Cooking, Lindsay Hunt, Associate Food Editor
Maybe try it with butternut squash instead of pumpkin?? That is a bit easier to work with or you can often find it cubed at places like Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. Looks good!
Attempted to make this last night. Ended up with a close version, but man, it was tough getting using the pumpkin. We had to take a saw to the pumpkin to cut it!! I've never worked with pumpkins before (and probably won't again). Anyway, it was a real pain to get "chunks" of pumpkin. I don't know why you can't buy pumpkin chunks in the grocery store, but you can't (believe me, I called around looking for it...). Anyway, once we got a little bit of pumpkin we made the recipe and it was really good. The bacon capped everything off nicely. It would have been too bland without it. Although we didn't have much of it, it ended up being a nice side dish.
Loved this but pealing the pumpkin was about the most difficult thing I've ever attempted! Would like to make this again but not sure if I'm willing to go through the hassle again.
We made this last night, and it was fantastic! I only used 3 slices of bacon (since that was all I had), but otherwise made as directed. We will definitely be making this again!