Here is the recipe for those of you who can’t watch video’s while you’re at work.
Bacon Butternut Squash Recipe:
Serves: 4-8 people, depending on the size of bowl
- 2 medium sized butternut squash
- 1 yellow onion
- 4 pieces bacon (no sugar added, or bacon from the butcher counter is what I use)
- 1-3 cups of water, depending on how thick you like the soup
- Salt and Pepper to taste (some of you might like lots of salt, others not so much)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (used with sauteing the onions if you don’t leave bacon grease in the pan)
- Pre-heat oven to 380 degrees
- Cut butternut squash in half, and remove the seeds and weird stringy stuff (like a pumpkin)
- put tiny bit of olive oil on outside of squash pieces and place on cookie sheet and in the oven
- Roast the squash in the oven for about an hour
- While roasting, fry up the bacon, then dice the bacon and let sit
- Dice up the onion, and saute in the frying pan (add some olive oil, or use some bacon grease to fry the onions with)
- When onions have changed colors, and look a bit brown, they are done
- When squash is done roasting, remove from oven and remove the skins from the flesh
- Cut the flesh into cubes
- OPTIONAL STEP: saute the squash flesh for some additional browning if you like (watch video)
- Get out blender, and add the onion and squash
- Blend it all together. If water is needed to blend, add some hot water until it blends easily
- Once blended, place in a large pot on low heat
- Add the bacon which should be chopped up into bacon bits before adding to pot
- STIR IT ALL UP
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and cook for 30 minutes to an hour on low heat
THERE YOU GO, you are now ready to eat up an awesome soup that is super tasty.
I have found that butternut squash works very good with my ulcerative colitis and it seems to be a very similar story for many people who follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or SCD. One thing that I watch out for is with regards to the bacon. I always use bacon that is from the butcher counter, and I never use bacon that is packaged and usually contains much more sugars. If you are not a bacon eater, that’s fine to. You don’t have to eat it. It will still taste REALLY GOOD.
If you have any questions or comments, I encourage you to leave a comment below. As always, if you have any ideas on modifying this meal, feel free to add your ideas below in a comment as well.
Oh one final side note about this meal, if you are one of those types who likes to go camping, like me. This is a great meal to make up a few days before you head out camping. What you can do is simply put a whole bunch of this in a plastic container and freeze it. Take it up with you camping and then all you need to do is just heat it up. I can’t wait to do just that in a few months for my camping trip.