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Butternut Squash Breakfast Risotto with Fried Egg and Bacon

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 4 whole large eggs
  • about 2 tablespoons freshly minced parsley to garnish
  • For the risotto:
  • 1 large butternut squash peeled, Blade C
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth + more if needed
  • 1/4 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Havarti cheese

Instructions

  • Pulse the butternut squash noodles in a food processor until rice-like, then set aside.
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add in the bacon and cook until crispy. Transfer to paper towel lined sheet and set aside.
  • Heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once oil is shimmering, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the butternut squash rice, season with salt and pepper and stir. Cook for 2 minutes to heat through, then add the broth. Lower heat to low to bring to a simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until broth fully reduces. Remove the pot from heat and fold in the cheeses. Stir until cheese has fully melted and then crumble the bacon and add in and stir to combine.
  • Once risotto is almost done, using the same skillet used to cook the bacon, wipe it down and place over medium-high heat and once heated, add in the eggs. Cook the eggs until whites are set.
  • Spoon risotto into bowls and top with fried egg and garnish with parsley. Serve hot.