Rating: 4.66 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Fall spices and a hint of chipotle combined with the sweetness of butternut squash and pears come together with Swanson® Chicken Broth to create a warming puree.

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Place squash in a large bowl; drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Spread the squash in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Roast squash in prepared oven for 20 minutes; turn. Continue roasting until softened, 10 to 20 minutes more.

  • Place the chopped bacon into a heavy pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until brown and crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Reserve the bacon drippings.

  • Place the pot over medium heat; add the onion, pears, garlic, rosemary, and thyme and cook in the bacon drippings until onions and pears are soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the roasted squash and cook another 5 minutes. Add Swanson® Chicken Broth, nutmeg, cinnamon, and chipotle pepper; simmer on medium-low until ingredients are very soft and flavors have combined, about 10 minutes.

  • Puree the soup in a blender or food processor in small batches.

  • Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish with crumbled bacon and a generous dollop of sour cream. Enjoy!

Cook's Notes:

Instead of a food processor or blender, you can puree soup using an immersion blender.

When using a blender or food processor to puree hot liquids, cover the center hole of the lid with a clean towel to prevent spatters.

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Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 29.2g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 12.3mg; sodium 601.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
We are totally nuts about butternut squash as a side or in soups. Just made it this afternoon and 3 teenagers consumed all 8 portions! The maple bacon on top made them swoon. Only change was using tsp chipotle powder instead of and upped the broth to almost 4 cups because it was so thick. Absolutely incredible spices- sweet hot cinnamon- yum! Hands down best butternut squash soup we've ever made. Give it a try! Read More
(7)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2018
It was easy to make and satisfied my hunger. Read More
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
We are totally nuts about butternut squash as a side or in soups. Just made it this afternoon and 3 teenagers consumed all 8 portions! The maple bacon on top made them swoon. Only change was using tsp chipotle powder instead of and upped the broth to almost 4 cups because it was so thick. Absolutely incredible spices- sweet hot cinnamon- yum! Hands down best butternut squash soup we've ever made. Give it a try! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2017
We truly enjoyed this soup and I made a lot of it so I could freeze some for those cold winter days ahead! I followed these directions with a few minor tweaks due to allergies. I can't use onions or certain spices so I had to substitute. I added fresh basil cinnamon fresh thyme fresh garlic dried rosemary and pears that were just picked fresh off the tree. After the squash finished roasting and it was all together and simmering on the stove I added a 8 oz package of lo-fat cream cheese. When the cream cheese had all melted and blended in I let the soup cool a bit before I put it through my food processor. The soup was super creamy and ultra delicious!! The bacon (I doubled this amount) on top was a pure delight who doesn't love bacon after all!!! I am so glad that I took a chance and made lots because it will be such a tummy warmer on those cold wintry nights! Thank you so much for submitting this recipe!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2015
Topped with Pumpkin seeds. Use yellow pears. Use cinnamon and nutmeg but changed the chipotle to cumin and paprika. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2016
We like our butternut squash soups thick and rich so I cut back on the chicken broth and added about 1/3 can of evaporated milk for a creamy texture. I used turkey bacon so I didn t have the bacon drippings; sautéed the onions in olive oil instead. The bacon gave it an interesting taste that grew on me as I simmered and tasted. I added about 2 Tbsp. of hickory smoked BBQ sauce; a great flavor addition which my husband loved. Before adding the BBQ sauce I thought the rosemary and thyme were a little strong but after adding the BBQ sauce it was less noticeable. I did not have ground dried chipotle pepper so I just used a tsp. of some hot sauce. And I only had one green pear; used about of it in the soup and that worked fine. Before serving instead of sour cream I topped with the cubes of the remaining pear and chopped pecans. If I had not portioned out in serving bowls I believe we would have consumed the entire pot in one sitting. There is such a variety of flavors. Excellent and satisfying on a cold winter day! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2015
Most excellent soup recipe I have found! Love the rich flavor without all the calories. Filled house with wonderful smell! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
Yum!! This was the best squash soup I've ever had! Even my daughter who doesn't care for squash soup liked it! This will be my go-to recipe from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2019
Delicous! I made this in the Instant Pot. I added some carrots and 1 sweet potato. Since my bacon wasn't maple-flavored I added a little maple syrup. Nice balance of sweetness and subtle spiciness. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2018
It was easy to make and satisfied my hunger. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2018
Awesome!!! Read More