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Butternut Squash & Bacon Soup

Butternut Squash & Bacon Soup

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(865 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

British

For this warm and cosy bowl, sweet and tender butternut squash is blitzed into a creamy soup. Sprinkled with bacon, chilli-cheese croutons and clotted cream, what could be better?

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

British

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
Cornish clotted cream
1 Cornish clotted cream pot (40g) †
chilli flakes 3.18
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
Pumpkin Seeds
1 bag of pumpkin seeds (15g)
smoked-streaky-bacon
90g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube †
35g grated Italian hard cheese
35g grated Italian hard cheese †
Butternut-sqaush
1 whole butternut squash
Ciabatta-roll
2 ciabatta rolls †
Potatoes
1 white potato
You Will Need
Baking paper, (stick) blender, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 bag of pumpkin seeds (15g)
  • 90g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 35g grated Italian hard cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • Whole butternut squash
  • 2 ciabatta rolls<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 white potato
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 575 kJ
137 kcal
2912 kJ
694 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
6.4 g
3.2 g
32.5 g
16.2 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
12.3 g
3.3 g
62.6 g
16.8 g
Fibre 1.7 g 8.4 g
Protein 5.4 g 27.1 g
Salt 0.86 g 4.34 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g)
Cornish cow's milk (100%)
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
1 bag of pumpkin seeds (15g)
pumpkin seeds
90g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
pork belly (97%), salt, preservative: sodium nitrite
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
35g grated Italian hard cheese
pasteurised cows milk, starter culture, salt, microbial rennet
Whole butternut squash
butternut squash
2 ciabatta rolls
fortified wheat flour [wheat flour, calcium carbonate, niacin (b3), iron, thiamin (b1)], water, extra virgin olive oil (3%), yeast, salt, wheat flour, rapeseed oil, spirit vinegar, wheat gluten, sugar, fermented wheat flour, soya flour, malted wheat flour, flour treatment agent (ascorbic acid)
1 white potato
potato
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, celery, soya, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Peel the butternut squash[es] and cut in half using a sharp knife

Tip: Drizzle the knife with a little vegetable oil for easier chopping!

Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard

Chop the butternut squash into small, bite-sized pieces

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Add the chopped butternut squash to a baking tray with a generous drizzle of vegetable oil and a pinch of salt and pepper

Give everything a good mix up and put the tray in the oven for 25 min or until softened and starting to brown

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While the butternut squash is cooking, chop the smoked bacon into small, bite-sized pieces

Heat a large, dry, pot over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the chopped bacon and cook for 4-5 min, stirring occasionally, until golden and crisp

Once crisp, transfer to kitchen paper and reserve the pot

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Meanwhile, boil a full kettle

Peel and finely chop the brown onion[s]

Peel and roughly chop the garlic

Dissolve the Knorr chicken stock cube[s] in 650ml [1.3L] boiled water 

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Return the reserved pot to a medium heat

Once hot, add the chopped onion and sliced garlic and cook for 4-5 min or until beginning to soften

Meanwhile, peel the potato[es] and chop into small bite-sized pieces

Once the onion has softened, add the chicken stock and chopped potato and bring to the boil over a high heat

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Once the stock is boiling, cook for 10-12 min or until the potato is beginning to break down

Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper

Rip the ciabatta rolls into rough, bite-sized pieces and add them to the tray

Sprinkle over the grated Italian hard cheese, pumpkin seeds and chilli flakes (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and put the tray in the oven for 4-5 min or until golden - these are your chilli-cheese croutons

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Once the potato is cooked, add the roasted butternut squash to the pot and blend with a stick blender until a smooth soup remains

Tip: Add a splash more water if your soup is looking a little thick! 

Taste for seasoning, adding a little more salt and pepper if needed – this is your butternut squash soup

 

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Serve the butternut squash soup in bowls with a dollop of clotted cream

Top with the crispy bacon and chilli-cheese croutons 

Season with a grind of black pepper

Enjoy!

 

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