Baking Spice and Bacon Squash Soup

Baking Spice and Bacon Squash Soup

  • Recipe Type Food
  • Servings 6
  • Preparation Time Under 30 min
  • Total Time More than 1 hour

The Baking Spice and Bacon Squash Soup features smoked bacon, butternut squash and freshly grated nutmeg. Best served with finely chopped rosemary for garnish.


1/2 lb smoked bacon, fried, chopped, drippings reserved

1/4 cup onion, diced

1 cup diced celery

1 cup carrots, diced

1 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated

1 tsp cinnamon, freshly grated

1/2 tsp cloves, ground

1/4 cup white wine

4 cups butternut squash*, roughly chopped

1 liter stock

1 cup cream

2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped

1 cup smoked cheddar, grated

Rosemary, finely chopped, for garnish

* Approximately one butternut squash


1. Place onion, celery and carrots in a pot along with the reserved bacon drippings.

2. Sauté over medium-low heat until vegetables are soft.

3. Add spices and continue to sauté until fragrant (1 minute).

4. Add the wine.

5. When the volume of liquid has reduced by half, add the squash and stock.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce to simmer and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until squash is tender.

8. Add cream and simmer for another 10 minutes.

9. Remove from heat. Let cool.

10. Purée until smooth.

11. Return to pot.

12. Add bacon and rosemary.

13. Serve in bowls or tea cups. Garnish with a sprinkle of grated cheddar and a little rosemary for colour.

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