Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash, Pear, and Bacon Soup

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"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."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h 40 m servings 181
Original recipe yields 8 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. 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.
  3. Roast squash in prepared oven for 20 minutes; turn. Continue roasting until softened, 10 to 20 minutes more.
  4. 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.
  5. 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(R) Chicken Broth, nutmeg, cinnamon, and chipotle pepper; simmer on medium-low until ingredients are very soft and flavors have combined, about 10 minutes.
  6. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor in small batches.
  7. 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.
  • Allstars are loyal Allrecipes community members, selected to be brand ambassadors based on onsite participation, interest, and commitment. Allstars may be compensated for their participation in the Allrecipes Allstar program.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 181 calories; 6.2 29.2 6 12 602 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 22
  1. 29 Ratings

    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

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 u...

Most helpful critical review

It was easy to make and satisfied my hunger.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

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 u...

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 on...

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 ba...

Topped with Pumpkin seeds. Use yellow pears. Use cinnamon and nutmeg but changed the chipotle to cumin and paprika.

Most excellent soup recipe I have found! Love the rich flavor without all the calories. Filled house with wonderful smell!

Wow! This is the most flavorful butternut squash soup recipe I've tried yet. I don't like to cut up fresh squash, so I baked it first which can be done ahead of time. Then, I was able to comb...

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!

My family LOVES this soup! I usually roast the butternut squash when the oven is already hot and then put it in the fridge. Then when I’m ready to make soup it goes really fast. I never have pea...

I made a bacon jam to go with it. AMAZING