Roasted Butternut Squash And Bacon Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash And Bacon Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut in 1-inch chunks
  2. 1 onion, diced
  3. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  4. 4 slices bacon, diced
  5. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Topping
  1. 4 slices bacon, diced
  2. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  3. 2 1/2 cups chicken stock, or more, to taste
  4. 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  5. 2 tablespoons chopped chives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Place butternut squash, onion, bell pepper and bacon in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.
  3. Place into oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until butternut squash is tender, stirring at halftime.*
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butternut squash mixture and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken stock and puree with an immersion blender.
  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5-10 minutes. If the soup is too thick, add more chicken stock as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with bacon, goat cheese and chives, if desired.
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