butternut squash soup with turkey bacon


  • 2 1/4 lb butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chipotles in adobo, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 14oz white sweet corn
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  • 1 strip turkey bacon, diced small
  • 4 tablespoons 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 and fresh goat cheese (optional).

Makes 8 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition facts:190 calories, 6g protein, 30 grams carbs, 6 grams fat

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