Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Bacon and Walnuts

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Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Bacon and Walnuts

Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Bacon and Walnuts
Ingredients
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
4 strips bacon chopped
1 tbsp. fat
1 cup onion chopped
1 cup butternut squash
season to taste with garlic salt
Top with chopped fresh sage or thyme and chopped toasted walnuts
Directions

Bring 2 cups chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in 1 cup rinsed and drained quinoa; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Cook 4 strips chopped bacon in a large skillet until very crisp. Remove and set aside. Drain off all but 1 tbsp. fat and stir in 1 cup each: chopped onion and diced butternut squash. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Stir vegetables and bacon into quinoa and season to taste with garlic salt. Top with chopped fresh sage or thyme and chopped toasted walnuts.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.  


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