Butternut Squash Soup with Niman Ranch Bacon Bits
Cold weather is here again - and that means it is soup season! Here's a new heartwarming instant favorite that is (surprise, surprise) bursting with flavor. Thank you Leslie for this one.
Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
comfort food, healthy, soup, warm
butternut squash, cubed
freshly ground pepper
chipotles in adobo, minced
chicken stock or broth
white sweet corn
Niman Ranch bacon, diced small
low fat Greek yogurt
In a large soup pot, fry bacon pieces until cooked, then remove with a slotted spoon, leaving remaining bacon grease.
Next, add olive oil and sauté onions and garlic until onions are translucent.
Add squash, broth and chipotles in adobo and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes.
Add corn and continue to boil for 5 more minutes
Using an immersion blender or an upright blender, puree soup leaving some chunks or until you reach your desired consistency.
Garnish with at teaspoon of Greek yogurt, a few bacon bits and fresh sage. I also like to garnish with fresh organic goat cheese.
Compare to regular recipe: 397 calories and 33g fat!