Candied Butternut Squash Casserole & Smithfield Pork, It’s What’s for Dinner! #PutPorkontheMenu
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You might find this surprising since I am always sharing recipes, but there are times (more often than not) that I don’t necessarily feel like cooking or even know what to make. We are pretty big meat eaters in this home so things like pork and chicken are my usual go to staples. However, I dont always have time to marinate my meals, or even come up with flavoring ideas.
Let me tell you, the whole BBQ sauce thing gets old after a while!
Thankfully, there are companies who make meal ideas easy! Smithfield Pork is one of those brands that I turn to when I want an easy meal idea. Their marinated line of roasts, and sirloins are so flavorful, and perfect for quick, and easy meals. You pretty much just have to add the meat to a roaster, or even your crockpot.
There are no worries to add sauces, gravies, or even spices because they are already infused, and marinated. We really love garlic here too, so the Smithfield Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin we picked up at Walmart was a no brainer. I knew it was going to be one delicious piece of meat if I slow roasted it in my cast iron pan–boy was I right! I wanted to give my family a sneak peak of a Thanksgiving side I planned on making so candied butternut squash it was!Boy did those two pair together perfectly!
The Smithfield Pork Sirloin I chose was 100% fresh pork that was truly marinated perfectly! I have made the mistake in the past with either adding too much or too little spice to my roasts, so the fact that all the work was done for me was beyond perfect! Plus, the candied butternut squash casserole was so good!
- 1 large peeled, de-seeded and cored squash
- 1 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
Steam squash chunks until fork tender. Drain water from them, and then add them back to your pot. Place the butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar in the hot pan and mash up the squash.
Add squash to a casserole dish, and then spread it out evenly inside. Place mini marshmallows on top.
Bake for 15 minutes on 300 or until the marshmallows are lightly toasted.
Serve with pork, or your choice of meat.
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