Cheesy Bacon Butternut Pumpkin

December, 2022
Cheesy Bacon Butternut Pumpkin


1 whole butternut pumpkin
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
2 Tbsp chopped thyme
Salt and pepper, to season
250g Henderson’s Middle Bacon, diced
1 cup shredded mozzarella
½ cup parmesan cheese
Chilli flakes for garnish (optional)


Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Chop the butternut pumpkin into 1cm pieces. In a large ovenproof dish, toss the butternut pumpkin with olive oil, garlic and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle bacon over the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the butternut is tender and the bacon is cooked through.

Remove from oven and top with mozzarella and parmesan. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

Top with chilli flakes if using and serve warm.

About Henderson’s

Henderson’s is a progressive company focused on clean eating. 

Owned by brothers Will & Mike Curd, Henderson’s is on a mission to produce food the proper way – that’s 100% natural and delicious. With minimum ingredients, and maximum focus on craft and process, Henderson’s is made using traditional methods to make bacon that looks true to the animal and has an authentic taste. It tastes like food ought to taste – simple and delicious!  

Henderson's middle bacon

Henderson’s was the first ‘clean’ bacon in the supermarket, and the brand has stayed true to their customers ever since…. And they have stayed loyal to Henderson’s! You’ll find Henderson’s in most supermarkets and all good delis across New Zealand.

Henderson’s has been making clean, simple and delicious bacon for over 20 years. Last year, they added salami to the range and there’s more chemical-free products to come with every product being conceived, perfected and cured right, here in New Zealand.

Henderson’s is a fully Kiwi-owned business, proudly creating local jobs. 

Hendersons… “From our family to yours!” 

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