Cut squash lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Remove peel. Cut each half crosswise into thin slices. Place in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover squash. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 8 to 10 min. or until squash is tender.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in skillet until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir 5 min. or until tender. Stir in flour and pepper; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually stir in broth; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cheese.
Drain squash. Arrange half in 8- or 9-inch square baking dish; cover with half the sauce. Repeat layers; top with bacon and remaining cheese.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until squash mixture is heated through and cheese is melted.
Selecting and Preparing Butternut Squash
Butternut squash has a smooth beige skin with slightly bulbous base. Typically weighing between 2 and 3 lb., this winter squash has an orange-yellow flesh with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor. To prepare, simply cut off both ends of the squash and peel before cutting squash lengthwise in half. Scoop out and discard the seeds and stringy fibers, then cut squash into cubes or slices as desired. If desired, squash can be cut up in advance. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 24 hours before using as desired.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.