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Butternut Squash Bacon Soup

Butternut Squash Bacon Soup
15 min
45 min
Makes 4 servings
COZY UP WITH BENEVOLENT BACON. Recipe by Jackie at Vegan Yak Attack

• Vegan recipes do not use any ingredients of animal origin including eggs, dairy, or honey.
• Recipes are vegan when prepared with the specified ingredients.

Key Ingredients

Package of Benevolent Bacon with a product name, description, and benefit badges, beside bacon cooking in a skillet.
Sweet Earth
Plant-based Bacon

Benevolent Bacon - Frozen


  • 1 pound peeled butternut squash, chopped

  • 3/4 cup diced yellow onion

  • 1 package (5.5 ounces) SWEET EARTH Enlightened Foods Hickory & Sage Benevolent Bacon
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 5 cups vegetable broth

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 can (15 ounces) butter beans, drained

  • 1 cup chopped Swiss chard, firmly packed, stems removed

  • 1/2 teaspoon cooking oil

  • Fresh sage (optional)

Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. In a large mixing bowl, place butternut squash, onion, 4-5 strips of chopped Benevolent Bacon™ (leaving 4 strips for garnish), and 1/2 tablespoon oil. Toss, then add salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Toss again until evenly coated and layer evenly on the baking sheet.

Step 2

Place baking sheet in oven and roast for 30-35 minutes, or until butternut squash is fork tender with some browning edges. In the last 10 minutes of squash mixture roasting, warm vegetable broth in a large pot, with sage and thyme added in.

Step 3

Once everything is roasted, and broth is simmering, add roasted mixture from baking sheet to pot, along with butter beans and chard leaves (not stems). Bring back to a light simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Step 4

While the soup is simmering, heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, place 4 strips of Benevolent Bacon™ and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip and cook 2-3 minutes on the other side. Once browned, remove bacon from pan and chop up.

Step 5

For plating, divide soup between four bowls, garnish with crispy bacon, chopped chard stems, and a couple leaves of sage.

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