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Savory Bacon & Butternut Squash Soup with Homemade Croutons

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

There are SO many sweet butternut squash recipes out there but I decided to create a savory version because that's my favorite kind of soup!

Homemade Crouton Ingredients:

  • 5 pieces of bread

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 4 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp dried oregano

  • Generously seasoned with salt & pepper

Homemade Crouton Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cut your bread slices into small squares (crouton size) and lay them flat on a baking sheet.

  3. Drizzle the bread with the olive oil (don't drench it, but just so you can coat the pieces evenly)

  4. Generously season the top with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried oregano.

  5. Roast until the pieces are a nice golden brown on one side and then flip them and do the same on the other side.

Soup Ingredients:

  • 4 frozen bags of cubed butternut squash (12oz bags)

  • 6 strips of bacon (cut/chopped into small pieces)

  • 1 medium yellow onion

  • 4 tbsp jalapeño (I use the jarred jalapeños and I finely chop them) (You can use a smaller amount, such as 1 tbsp, if you don't want it spicy)

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

  • 4 cups of chicken broth (1 box)

  • 1 cup of heavy cream (DF option: unsweetened coconut cream)

  • 1/2 cup of sour cream (DF option: Good Karma)