Bacon Butternut Squash Quiche and Whole30 Meal Planning

Bacon Butternut Squash Quiche and Whole30 Meal Planning

Good morning!

I was talking to a friend and she mentioned her husband HATES sweet potatoes.  She had been trying out some of my suggested meals and his dislike for sweet potatoes was swaying him from eating them.

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Personally I don’t know how one can hate sweet potatoes.


Well, I take that back.  I actually didn’t like them much up until a  few years ago.  The only way I had ever really had them was on Thanksgiving with the marshmallow topping.  Which was just way too much sugar for me.  Now I love them just not with gobs of marshmallows and butter.  So if that’s what people connect them to I see where their coming from.


Anyway, rather than trying to persuade him to like them, I told her I’d come up with a non-sweet potato recipe.

Bacon Butternut Squash Quiche

Bacon Butternut Squash Quiche


  • 8 slice Nitrate Free, Uncured, cooked bacon
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned whole fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a pie dish or tart pan by coating with melted coconut oil.
  3. Chop up half the cooked bacon and cut the other four strips in half.
  4. Peel and de-seed butternut squash then thinly slice into 1/4 inch disks.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk and seasonings.
  6. Line the bottom of the prepared dish with one layer of butternut squash.
  7. Sprinkle chopped bacon over the top.
  8. Layer the spinach over the butternut squash and bacon.
  9. Place another layer of butternut squash over the spinach followed by the remaining slices of bacon.
  10. Pour egg mixture over the top evenly.
  11. Bake for 35-40.


Yes it’s still a little sweet from the butternut squash but it’s not sweet potatoes!  AND, it’s really good 🙂

So of course it’s added to my meal plan this week!

Monday –

Tuesday –

Wednesday –

  • Breakfast – Chicken sausage, veggie and egg scramble
  • Lunch – Left over Pizza Pie
  • Dinner – Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 
  • Snack – Larabar

Thursday –

  • Breakfast – Grapefruit, two hard boiled eggs and raw nuts
  • Lunch – Tuna Salad in Romaine leaves
  • Dinner – Tilapia Tacos – Cook Tilapia in coconut oil with zucchini, onions, bell pepper and cilantro.  Serve in romaine leaves topped with guacamole
  • Snack – Apple and Sun Butter

Friday –

Saturday –

Sunday –

  • Breakfast – Two Eggs, Bacon and fruit
  • Lunch – Turkey, Avocado in lettuce wraps
  • Dinner – Roasted Chicken and vegetables (feel free to use any vegetables around the chicken)
  • Snack – Veggie sticks

Grocery Shopping List 

Click here for a printable grocery list

Meal Prep Check off list 

  • Roast a tray of veggies
  • Boil eggs
  • Cook Bacon
  • Bake Spaghetti Squash
  • Wash Lettuce
  • Wash and cut up veggies
  • Make Bacon Butternut Squash Quiche
  • Make Mayo if desired
  • Make Guacamole

I was so happy to see quite a few people interested in following this month with me.  If you’re interested in joining check out last weeks meal plan for more ideas.

Disclaimer – I am not a registered dietitian, health coach or personal trainer.  All thoughts and opinions come from research and information I’ve learned on my own.  It is always recommended to speak with a medical professional before altering your diet or fitness plan.  

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  1. This is SO my breakfast for my last Whole 30 week. Thanks!

  2. Jennifer Wear says:

    I have a butternut squash in my pantry begging to be used! Thanks for sharing this recipe–I’m totally doing it!

  3. oh woman, this is brilliant! do you think i could use any squash?

  4. Yum! I bet my other half would love this.

  5. This quiche looks amazing! Yum!! Definitely pinning this one for later. 😉

  6. Sara@fitcupcaker says:

    This looks delicious!! I love quiche because it’s quick and easy to reheat for any meal!!

  7. We are going to have the spaghetti squash pizza pie this week too! I will have to take a look at the stuffed sweet potatoes and the apple pie scramble…um yum! Have a great week!!

  8. I can hardly wait to give this recipe a try – I just hope Joshua enjoys it. He’s quite hard to impress when it comes to dishes involving squash. Fingers crossed!

  9. That quiche looks fantastic! We are huge sweet potato lovers here, too.

  10. My husband would go gaga over that quiche!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Mine whole family loved it! I actually hid the leftovers so my husband wouldn’t take it with him for breakfast today 🙂

  11. Your Quiche recipe looks to die for! I will definitely bookmark it for later! I have never been able to find uncured, nitrate free bacon…what brand do you recommend?

  12. I love sweet potatoes and winter squash, I don’t really understand people who don’t. This looks wonderful! I have never made a quiche but I might have to start with this one.

  13. I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing, my kids loved it and named it a keeper 🙂

  14. Thanks so much for linking to my roasted chicken recipe 🙂 You have a lovely blog!

  15. This is so yummy. My new favourite quiche. I make it on Sunday and have it for breakfast all week.

  16. A great recipe…we loved it!

  17. This was so so so fantastic!!

  18. Do you by chance have nutrition info for this recipe?

  19. A friend made this today for brunch. Scrumptious! Outstanding! etc…

  20. Is this something I could make a day ahead and put in the oven in the morning? I cook for my mom who is dealing with cancer and I’m going to be gone for a few days so the fresher the better! It’s hard to find breakfasts that are really healthy that can be prepared ahead and then just put in the oven by her. And, no one wants to eat the same breakfast for 5 days so I need more than one thing! Help!!!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I’m not sure how well it would turn out if left unbaked in the fridge overnight but you could easily bake it, then refrigerate overnight and eat it for several days after 🙂

  21. Could you bake it and then freeze it to use later??

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I haven’t personally tried freezing it but I’m sure you could since I’ve seen frozen quiches in the store before 🙂 Hope it works for you 🙂

  22. Hi,

    I’m not a fan of coconut milk is there any thing I could use as an alternative?