Roasted Squash and Arugula Salad with Bacon, Pecans, and Goat Cheese


Hi there. Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite salad for this time of  year. You should totally make this for Thanksgiving. Everyone knows Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes since the protein of choice, turkey, is subpar at best.

This salad has it all. Slightly spicy arugula? Check. Caramelized butternut squash? You bet. Smoky bacon? Duh. Creamy goat cheese? Ding ding ding. Toasty pecans? Yes sir. Seriously, I cannot sing this salad’s praises highly enough. I do love salad, don’t get me wrong, but it’s rare that they are my favorite part of a meal. We had this alongside a simple roasted chicken – which is, indeed, one of my all time favorite meals – and this salad stole the show.

I…don’t have much more to say other than go make this, likerightnow.


Roasted Squash and Arugula Salad with Bacon, Pecans, and Goat Cheese

  • I don’t know about Thanksgiving, but I am totally making this all the time. Lately all I want to eat is salad. Probably because it’s cold, and produce sucks.

  • Nancy G

    I made this salad tonight to have along side a bowl of butternut squash soup. I subbed spring mix for the arugula but otherwise followed the recipe. Delicious. Thanks for another winner!

    • elly

      Glad you liked it, Nancy!

  • I am definitely in the market for a T-Day salad! This, sans the bacon, is definitely on my short list for either The.Boy’s family’s or my family’s celebration!