*This post was sponsored by STAR Foods*
Every year my husband and I host an annual Christmas party for our friends. It has become one of the things we look forward to most of all at Christmas! Kelly and I both love to cook, we whip up super fancy smancy food that we normally don’t make at other times. It’s kinda of our chance to show off our culinary chops so to speak. Our friends greatly appreciate a night out, without kiddos. And they know when they come they’ll eat good! A couple years back we made this super delicious Crunchy Rosemary Potato recipe from Tyler Florence. The recipe as is is pretty delicious, but of course it is… it’s a Tyler Florence recipe.
So when I had the opportunity to try Star’s new Butter Flavored Olive Oil I instantly thought about how good it would be paired with this recipe! I am known for my tweaking! That being said, I made a couple other little changes to make it a little bit more figure friendly. Not to brag, but my tweaks are pretty amazing! So flippin’ good! The butter flavored olive oil from Star is AWESOME… it added a great depth to the flavors and a buttery richness to the robust flavors of the garlic, rosemary and bacon. Man my mouth is watering while I’m typing this ( I might have to go reheat a plate of some right now) but I digress… It’s soo good you don’t need to wait for a fancy smancy party make it for a tuesday night and your family will thank you!
Savory Rosemary Butternut Squash
1 3lb Butternut Squash
2 TBS Star Butter Flavored Olive Oil
1 TBS Rosemary Garlic Seasoning (Tones has a great one)
kosher salt & pepper to taste
1/4 C toasted pine nuts
2 strips center cut bacon
1/4 freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Cut and cube butternut squash, then place in bowl toss with olive oil and seasonings place on cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes — halfway through baking process remove from oven and toss pan to re-coat and flip squash
Once removed from oven toss with remaining ingredients and serve immediately!
To prepare butternut squash remove ends and use a peeler to remove thick outer skin then cut into bite size pieces using a sharp knife.
Toss that yummy squash in olive oil and seasonings!
Man o’ Man my mouth is watering again! Seriously peeps this stuff is good!
Seriously lets be honest Olive Oil + Butter, how in the world can you go wrong?!?! This stuff is pretty much my new fav!! Want your own bottle to try for FREE!? Check out Star’s Facebook page HERE for a chance to win one of 10 free bottles!!!
I found my bottle at my local Walmart! It was in the same isle and in the same place as all the other yummy olive oil goodness!
Want more Olive Oil inspired recipes check out their pinterest page as well!