GastroMami

Learning to cook … one kid at a time

Bean & Butternut Squash Soup November 8, 2011

Filed under: Farmers Market,Lunch,Recipes — gastromami @ 12:58 pm

It’s soup season!

(and no, not only because we are a house of sick people!)

It’s also squash season which makes me a happy, happy girl – and a happy mama since it is a perfect food for Fiona!

I found this recipe on Epicurious.com when I was looking for a soup recipe using cubes of squash so Fiona could eat what we were eating for dinner!  Oh, and it has bacon crumbled on top – winner!

3 bacon slices, chopped
1 large onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken stock
4 cups butternut squash, peeled & cut into 3/4″ cubes
3 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, undrained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1-3 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary (to taste)

In a heavy pot (dutch oven if available) saute the bacon until crisp

Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain & reserve for garnish

Add onions and garlic to hot drippings and saute until golden, about 10 minutes

Add chicken stock and bring to a boil

While waiting for the stock to come to a boil, puree 2 cans of cannellini beans, with their liquid, until smooth

Add butternut squash, tomatoes, 1 can of whole beans, pureed beans & rosemary

Cover and simmer until flavors blend, about 15 minutes


Ren and Fiona approved!

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One Response to “Bean & Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. […] had some cubed squash left over from this soup & it was the perfect inspiration for […]


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