Bacon Butternut Squash Soup
Prep time: 15 mins. Cooking time:1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
 Serves: 6


  • 1 large (1kg) butternut, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3 whole carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2-3 strips of bacon, chopped (personal preference – you welcome to leave it out, or use the whole pack if you desire)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock (I used 1 stock cube to 400ml boiling water)
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (taste bud depending, start with 1 and add to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg (I did not add this because I did not have any in my kitchen)


  • Preheat your oven to 176 degrees celcius
  • Toss the butternut and carrots together with coconut oil
  • Arrange in a baking dish and roast uncovered for 35 minutes or until tender
  • In a pot over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside for the soup garnish
  • Add the onion and apple to the pot and sauté in bacon fat over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes
  • Add the roasted butternut squash, carrots, chicken stock, and coconut milk to the pot and bring to a boil stirring often
  • Remove from heat
  • Use a food processor to blend your soup, until it shows a smooth consistency.
  • Return to your pot, bring the soup to a simmer and season with salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  • Serve soup in large bowls garnished with bacon or you can freeze and save for later.

This soup I give an 8/10. Absolutely DELICIOUS!


**The seasonings are highly dependent on the size of your butternut. This recipe was using a butternut that was quite big, at least 1kg so add your seasonings in batches and taste test along the way so you do not overpower the soup.

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Written by Stephanie Lisa Joyce

Hello, I am Steph, and I am the owner of The Rolling Pin, a food blog which is designed to inspire YOU to either keep getting creative in the kitchen or to help you to start getting creative in the kitchen.