I don’t know why I said alert. It’s not like this is an exciting recipe that I must alert you about. It’s a very simple, lazy recipe to eat along with your huge slab of meat. I don’t make side dishes enough, mostly because I don’t eat them. I’d rather just eat a huge steak and call it good. It’s not that I don’t like vegetables, I just like protein more.

So last week, I taught my first cooking class! Never thought I’d ever do that. During the day, I was getting nervous about it, but as soon as it came around, I wasn’t nervous whatsoever. Mostly because all I was doing was talking, and talking about food, so why would I feel uncomfortable? The class was for MBS CrossFit who is in the middle of doing their 28 day paleo challenge. It was pretty awesome because everyone brought a side dish to eat while they waited for my dish. Some of my favorite dishes included a lime infused sweet potato puree and the other was a peach habanero chicken salad. I couldn’t stop eating both.

So in conclusion, I want to do cooking classes more often. So fun.

I’m so obsessed with this song right now. Mostly because the video was filmed at Red Rocks which is where I grew up working out. I love that place. That’s definitely in my top 5 favorite places on Earth. It doesn’t come close to Lake Powell, though.

Did you see the sneak peek of my photo shoot for my cookbook on instagram the other day? I’m so excited for the cookbook! It doesn’t come out until April, but finishing up little touches like this makes me get so anxious.

And to person(s) that keep breaking into my car and throwing sh*t around, you’re not very nice. I would wish bad things upon you, but that would be mean, and I don’t want to be like you. So I hope good things upon you so in turn, you will stop beating the crap out of my car. Selfish reasons mostly.

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Side Dish Alert: Bacon Acorn Squash Patties

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  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3-6 1x


  • 1 large acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 46 strips bacon, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut your squash in half and place your squash open side, face down on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast your squash for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Once your squash is soft when you poke its skin, remove it from the oven to cool.
  5. Then cook your bacon in a medium pan until cooked through, and place on a paper towel to soak up the excess fat.
  6. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat in your pan after your bacon in done cooking.
  7. Scoop out your acorn squash into a bowl and add your bacon, eggs, coconut flour, and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until eggs are broken up completely.
  8. Use a spoon to scoop out a large spoonful of mixture and add to your hot bacon fat pan.
  9. Cook each patty for 3-5 minutes then use a spatula to flip it over and press down and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  10. You just want to create a crust on each side of the patty.
  11. Repeat.
  12. Serve with your favorite protein.
  13. Makes 4-8 patties.

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  1. Erin says:

    Just made these…my husband really liked them—i had a shockingly adverse reaction to the smell of roasting acorn squash…possibly a repressed childhood memory…Anyway, i made them exactly as written, a few turned out perfect, a few were special, but they all tasted really good. this blog has been a life saver to me while i try to figure all this paleo stuff out

  2. Tracy says:

    This is one of my new favorite things to eat. I can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner-the only problem is I can’t eat just one. Your recipes are amazing!

  3. Cheri says:

    Holy balls those are YUMMMMMMMY!

  4. Ashlee says:

    These are amazing even my very picky husband liked them and had seconds. I have a wonderful Paleo stuffed Zucchini recipe that I used the meat stuffing from and topped the squash patties with the stuffing from that recipe it was a great dinner and better yet I had enough to bring for lunch.

  5. Monica says:

    I can’t do eggs, but want to try this reacipe really badly …any suggestions on a replacement for the eggs?

    1. juli says:

      i’m not totally sure, i’ve heard of people using flaxseed as a replacement!

  6. Tiffany Marler says:

    NO really. NO…really….Made these for dinner tonight and I am in love with them. Absolutely recommend them and you will probably see in your analytics I posted to FB 🙂 Love love love

  7. Donna says:

    Flavor was ok but they were so sticky I couldn’t even get them to spread in the pan because they just wanted to stick to the utensils. It ended up becoming more like hash. Also, they absorbed the bacon grease instantly so I had to keep adding more and more grease to not burn in the pan.

  8. Sara says:

    Made these tonight for breakfast in the morning. They fell apart on me but still delicious! I cannot wait to make them again. To much squash? Is that why they might have fallen apart?

    1. juli says:

      maybe. i’m not sure though

  9. Aaron says:

    Horrible. It was just a mush in a pan of bacon fat. Couldn’t get them to be a sort of ‘patty’ at all.

  10. Kristin says:

    I’m having a similar mushy outcome…I had to add a LOT more coconut flour to absorb some of the moisture and that helped a bit. I’m thinking I used too much squash as well! Still tastes great even if it doesn’t look so hot