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Bacon & Butternut Soup
Bacon & Butternut Soup

The best way to keep warm this winter is with a hearty soul-warming & #JustDelicious soup!

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

 

200 g

Eskort Rindless Streaky Bacon

1 kg

butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks

1

onion, sliced into half moons

30 ml

olive oil

2 cloves

garlic, minced

5 ml

chilli flakes

 

salt and ground black pepper, to taste

15 ml

butter

5 ml

dried thyme

1 l

chicken stock

65 g

feta cheese, crumbled

 

fresh chives, to garnish

 

Spray n’ Cook

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C and spray an oven baking tray with Spray n’ Cook.

  • Place butternut squash, onion and 6 rashers of bacon, cut in half, onto the baking tray.

  • Add olive oil, garlic, chilli flakes and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.

  • Place into oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until butternut squash is tender.

  • Heat butter in a large pan over medium heat.

  • Chop the remaining bacon and fry until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes.

  • Remove pan from heat and set aside.

  • Heat a large pot over medium heat, add butternut mixture and thyme, and cook for 1-2 minutes, stir in chicken stock and adjust seasoning if needed.

  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5-10 minutes.

  • If the soup is too thick, add more chicken stock until desired consistency is reached.

  • Remove pot from heat and allow soup to cool. Transfer butternut soup to a food processor and blend, in batches, until smooth and creamy.

  • Return blended soup to pot and keep warm to serve.

  • Serve butternut soup, garnished with crispy pieces of bacon, feta cheese and chives.

 
Recipe Meal Type: - Soup
The following product can be used with this recipe:
Eskort Rindless Streaky Bacon

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