Butternut Squash & Bacon Bisque
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 6 servings
A lovely autumn soup of butternut squash, crisp apples, salty bacon, sultry onions and warm garlic. There's even a splash of white wine and a smattering of sage and a final swirl of heavy cream. Perfect first course for your Thanksgiving feast!
  • 6 cups chopped butternut squash
  • 5 pieces uncured bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 organic apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or butter, melted
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 4 cups Organic Chicken Broth
  • Several leaves of fresh sage, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • A few tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half and half
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put squash, bacon, onion, apples, garlic, salt, pepper and melted coconut oil or butter in a large roasting pan.
  3. Roast about 45 minutes until the veggies are soft. Stir occasionally during roasting.
  4. Remove pan from oven and remove bacon pieces from the mixture. Set aside.
  5. Put squash mixture into a large pot or dutch oven.
  6. Add wine and sage and stir over medium heat for 1 minute.
  7. Add chicken broth and cook about 20 minutes.
  8. While soup is cooking, sauté the bacon to crisp it up a bit. I do it in a small iron skillet with a little butter. When done, drain bacon on a paper-towel lined plate.
  9. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. Or, use a blender and blend the soup in 2 batches.
  10. Taste soup and adjust seasonings.
  11. Swirl the heavy cream into the hot soup.
  12. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley and bacon or chopped and roasted nuts and grated cheddar cheese.
Recipe by Kate Battistelli at https://katebattistelli.com/food/gluten-free-food/butternut-squash-bacon-bisque/