Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Smoky Bacon *

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Taken from the Food Channel website, This rustic winter soup comes alive with the flavor of sweet caramelized roasted butternut squash and plump carrots. Its golden-yellow color and garnish of smoky-sweet crumbled bacon makes this a real eye-popper and show stopper. Why Try? Butternut squash and carrots are considered ‘super foods’ because they’re full of disease-fighting beta-carotene and fiber. Healthier Option: Omit the bacon and sauté the onions in olive oil. You can also toast the seeds from the squash for a nice crunchy garnish. For a vegetarian option, replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth or water.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Toss squash and carrots with olive oil. Arrange in baking dish and roast uncovered in preheated 350°F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender.
  2. 2. In large soup pot, cook bacon until crisp; remove bacon with slotted spoon and reserve for the soup garnish. Add onions to soup pot and sauté in bacon drippings over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Add roasted vegetables and chicken broth to soup pot and bring to a boil; remove from heat. Working in several small batches, blend soup in food processor or blender until smooth. Return to soup pot, bring to a simmer and season with salt and pepper.
  4. 4. Serve soup in large bowls garnished with crisp crumbled bacon.