Recipe Box, Roasted Rainbow Dinner Bowl

I am enjoying some beach time this week,

my family is arriving today for Spring Break fun,

but I got away early for a few days by myself

Our resident blue heron, Freddy,

flew up to the porch to greet me…

He wanted to let me know

that he was not happy about the missing boats

{they’re being serviced}

His favorite place to sit!

On the way down I couldn’t remember exactly what was in the refrigerator,

so I stopped by Publix and grabbed a few things~

that way I could relax for a few days

before stocking up for the kids

I was craving vegetables and salad,

so I bought salad stuff,

Brussels sprouts and butternut squash

I threw together an easy peasy sheet pan dinner

Everything cooks together on the pan

Clean up is a breeze

Toss the parchment away!

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lay bacon on one end

and the vegetables on the rest

If you are making a lot of servings,

use a sheet pan for bacon and one for the vegetables

The bacon will finish cooking before the vegetables, so simply remove it from the pan and wrap it in paper towels to absorb the grease.  Top vegetables with cheese if desired. Return vegetables to oven for 10 or 15 minutes, until they begin to char a little on the edges and cheese melts/crisps

Serve the vegetables in a bowl with bacon pieces

Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese

Add a slice of toast if desired

You could also use this as a topping for pasta, flatbread or naan,

with a little light Alfredo

Rainbow Dinner Bowl

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • per serving:
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 4-6 Brussels sprouts {sub broccoli if you are anti sprouts}
  • 2 cups butternut squash cubes
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 oz. bleu cheese or feta
  • 1-2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese


  • Line baking sheet{s} with parchment paper. Lay bacon strips on one end and spread vegetables in an even layer on the other end, or use multiple pans. Drizzle olive oil over vegetables and season with salt and pepper
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Check bacon after 15 minutes. Continue to watch closely until completely done and crisp. Remove pan from oven when bacon is done. Wrap bacon in a paper towel to drain. Sprinkle cheeses over vegetables if desired and return to oven for 10-15 more minutes or until vegetables begin to char. {If using broccoli, it might finish before squash, just remove it and keep it warm}
  • Cut bacon into small pieces and serve with vegetables in a bowl. Garnish with more Parmesan.


Serve with toast, garlic bread, on top of pasta, naan or flatbread {with a little Alfredo}
Keyword bacon, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, dinner bowl, dinner salad, rainbow vegetable salad

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41 Responses to “Recipe Box, Roasted Rainbow Dinner Bowl”
  1. Susan says:

    It’s so beautiful there! It looks warm 😎. We’re heading that way next month – can’t wait! Love this simple dinner. Will definitely try. Have a lovely spring break with the family.

  2. Jenna, I hope you are enjoying beach time! The roasted veggies and bacon look and sound wonderful. I do like the easy method! Happy Wednesday~

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    Enjoy your time with your family. Sounds like a great week ahead.

  4. Michelle says:

    I’m glad you got so time to yourself! I need some beach time ASAP!! The Rainbow Dinner Bowl looks so good!!

  5. says:

    This looks absolutely amazing. Oh the beach time sounds wonderful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. This looks delicious and easy and so yummy. And I have to say I am thrilled to see your Freddy, hoping he is a sign of a Harry Heron to come here!

  7. pattyanneart says:

    I just love one pan meals, and this looks delicious! Enjoy your time at the beach!

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    Good for you, Jenna to have a few days to yourself to relax before your family arrives! 💗 Nice of Freddy to stop by for a visit! 😉 Your dinner looks yummy except for the brussel sprouts…☺️ Enjoy your time with your family! 😘💕

  9. Jodi says:

    YUM! Enjoy your time at the beach alone and then with the family for Spring Break! How wonderful!!!!

  10. Nancy says:

    Freddie is beautiful!

    This recipe is a quick one and looks delish!

    Enjoy your beach time and family time!

  11. You lucky girl-enjoy that time at the beach house! Your meal looks great, I know I’d like it:@)

  12. Benita says:

    I hope you have a wonderful time! I so miss that beautiful white sugar sand! Texas has brown, lumpy, rocky sand. Hugs!

  13. thefrenchhutch says:

    Sounds like a great recipe for quick and easy, looks delicious Jenna. Hoping you enjoyed your quite time before the kiddos arrive 🙂 then its fun time. Looks like the weather is cooperating…….

  14. lacartera says:

    Hi Jenna, i’ve nominated you for the Ladybug challenge! No pressure… Here’s the link.

    • Aren’t you sweet! I’ll see what I can come up with, your print fabric is adorable!

      • lacartera says:

        Thank you. I don’t think I would have ever come up with the design in a million years without the challenge. It really forced me to think outside of my comfort zone. Looking forward to your design too.

  15. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a wonderful mini-vacation! The beach and house to yourself and a delicious meal to boot! You go girl! How fun that Freddy was there to meet you! Enjoy the beach for me! Hehe☀️🏊‍♀️♥️

  16. Rosie M. says:

    This recipe looks wonderful, and I will try it!! Enjoy your beach time, Jenna!

  17. Mary says:

    So wonderful you had some beach time to relax before family arrived Jenna! Freddy must be a welcome sight! I’m afraid my dinner would be popcorn and Chardonnay if I was dining by myself 🙂

  18. Karen says:

    I would be thrilled with your one pan meal…love the combination of flavors.

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