Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Bisque with Smoked Applewood Bacon

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Bisque with Smoked Applewood Bacon

Donald 3

"I tried out for the show 'Master Chef' this past October in New York City. One of my fellow contestants made a pumpkin soup with applewood bacon. He made it to the next round, but sadly I did not. This is my rendition of his soup. I made it my own by using butternut squash and sweet potato and made it richer by turning this into a bisque. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Please share your comments. For less-fat option substitute half-and-half with milk or nonfat half-and-half."

Ingredients 1 h 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 282 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 788 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine squash, sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; toss to coat. Pour out onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, flipping the vegetables once, until slightly caramelized and tender, about 60 minutes.
  4. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until slightly crisp, 7 to 10 minutes. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels; crumble bacon.
  5. Heat bacon drippings and butter together in Dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion and butter in hot butter mixture until onion is translucent, 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. Pour the white wine into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook until white wine is reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Stir roasted squash mixture into onion mixture; add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until all vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  8. Pour vegetable mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Return pureed soup to Dutch oven.
  9. Stir half-and-half into pureed soup; cook and stir over medium-low heat until soup is warmed through, about 5 minutes. Stir nutmeg into soup; season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and top each with crumbled bacon.
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  1. 9 Ratings


This was "Autumn" in a bowl. The white wine added the unique flavor tying the whole dish together. With that said, I didn't care for the nutmeg in it having tried it both ways. I did add a spiral of sour cream that was wonderful and enhancing. I also toasted the butternut seeds and added a touch of them on top of the bacon.


This recipe is fabulous! We have finally found a great butternut squash recipe. We followed the recipe as written except that we used an immersion blender and added a dash of cinnamon at the end. Unless we missed it the recipe did not mention when to add the garlic, we did after the onion was translucent. 15 minutes of prep is a little misleading; it took my husband and I at least 30 minutes (but we are not master chefs). Thanks for the recipe Donald.


Delicious! I used milk instead of half and half. Other than that I followed the recipe and everyone loved it!