Paleo and Whole 30 Jalapeño Poppers

1 Jan

Starting your new year off on the right foot?  Trying a Whole 30 challenge?  Well you are in luck because clean eating can be just as amazing as the unhealthy alternative!  Here’s a great football watching snack.

Paleo and Whole 30 jalapeno poppers

Paleo and Whole 30 jalapeno poppers

Ingredients:

12 large jalapeño peppers, halved and deseeded

16oz uncured, nitrate free, no sugar added bacon, diced

1 sweet onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

15oz can butternut squash (just faster than cooking one, but cook and mash one if you can find canned or frozen puree)

Kosher salt

Pepper

Extra virgin olive oil

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F.  Cook bacon in an large skillet over medium high heat until crispy.  Transfer to paper towels to drain excess fat.  Add olive oil to skillet and when hot sauté onion for 5-7 minutes.  Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes.  Stir in butternut squash, season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from heat.  Season pepper halves with salt and pepper, spoon in filling, bake for 20 minutes.

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