Paleo Bacon Butternut Squash Soup

Have you ever had a day where you’re down to hardly any food left in the kitchen and you don’t feel like going to the grocery store?

It really gets my creativity going when I have to work with the remaining, seemingly miscellaneous items left in my kitchen to create a meal that my husband will actually want to eat! Such as something as delicious as paleo bacon butternut squash soup.

This is an example of one of my totally creative experimental kitchen days. Boy, did all that work pay off! This deliciously simple soup is very satisfying on its own or alongside a salad or protein option like fish or chicken – you can get creative with how you pair it up. And now that we’re heading into the Autumn season, enjoying a hearty bowl of home made soup just makes so much sense!

Ingredients

3 cups water
4 ounces chopped bacon
½ an onion
¼ – ½ teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper, to taste
Coconut oil for sautéing

Instructions

1. Add squash to the water in a 4 quart pan.
2. Bring to a boil and then turn to a simmer.
3. Let cook for about 40 minutes or until very soft.
4. Cook the bacon and blot off the extra oil.
5. Sauté your onion in 1 tablespoon of oil until golden.
6. Add bacon and onion to the squash.
7. Add paprika, salt & pepper to taste.
8. Stir. Let simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
9. Use an immersion blender to puree your soup, or better yet pour the soup into a Vitamix and puree all together.
10. Enjoy!

NOTE: For a creamer taste, add 2-4 tablespoons of grass-fed butter. If necessary, reheat and enjoy.

Tina Turbin

Tina Turbin is a multi-award-winning recipe creator. She also supports and writes about the many benefits of the Gluten-Free, Paleo-ish, Keto, and Lower Carb inclined diets, as well as optimum lifestyles, and key women's issues. Tina’s site, PaleOmazing.com houses many of her recipes and researched articles. She founded GlutenFreeHelp.info, voted #2 .info site in the world over 6.7 million other .info sites. Tina has released numerous award-winning eBooks, hundreds of articles, is a mother of three and also carries an additional title of award-winning children’s author of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy.

http://www.paleomazing.com

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