Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Goat Cheese | Mara Hoffman Sale

This soup was so good.  I always love butternut squash soup but the addition of bacon in this one took it to a whole new level.   I always buy the pre-cut butternut squash it saves so much time.  This can totally be made ahead and reheated before dinner.   The creamy goat cheese paired with the crispy bacon and the fresh chives are the perfect combo on top.  

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  • 1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Place butternut squash, onion, bell pepper and bacon in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.
  3. Place into oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until butternut squash is tender, stirring at halftime.*
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butternut squash mixture and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken stock and puree with an immersion blender.
  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5-10 minutes. If the soup is too thick, add more chicken stock as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with bacon, goat cheese and chives, if desired.

I also wanted to mention Mara Hoffman is having a major sale right now!
Many items are now 60% off.

This is one of my favorite style mara dresses.  Such a great easy casual dress. It runs TTS, I am wearing a small. 
It also comes in this cute blue print.

I also own this one.  You know I love some animal print.   It is great for Summer but also cute paired with a cardigan for Fall. 

Scroll though to see some other Mara Hoffman on major sale.


Julie said...

I made butternut squash soup last week but the bacon and goat cheese addition is genius!

Julie said...

I made butternut squash soup last week but the bacon and goat cheese additions are genius!

Taylor said...

YUM! Gorgeous photo looks delicious!

The Sarcastic Blonde

Unknown said...

What size are you in the Mara Hoffman swing dress? I'm usually a small but since it looks loose (and I'm short!) would you suggest sizing down?

Kat Chan said...

food looks delicious. I'm try that recipe.