Turkey, Bacon, and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Turkey, Bacon, and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
I always use small pumpkins, and different types of squash in my Fall home décor, so when it’s time to decorate for Christmas, I always have several varieties of winter squash to use up. Turkey, Bacon, and Butternut Squash Soup is one way I use my leftover butternut squash. I like to use leftover turkey in this amazing Turkey, Bacon, and Butternut Squash Soup. It’s hearty, filling, and very seasonal; it seems to go with the time of year. This is good enough to serve as a first course at a fancy dinner, but it’s also a good soup to serve for lunch or at a light supper with a salad and bread.

12 Servings

1/4 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 Granny Smith apples, pared, cored, and chopped
8 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1" pieces

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 1" square chunk fresh ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cups chicken broth

4 cups half and half
2 to 3 cups diced turkey

  1. Melt the butter in the pan of an Instant Pot set on sauté.
  2. Add the onion and let cook until softened.
  3. Stir in the apple and butternut squash pieces; stir to coat with the butter.
  4. Add the brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and pepper; stir until well-combined and add the chicken broth.
  5. Cover the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing, and set the pot to manual for 15 minutes.
  6. When the cycle is finished, let the pressure release naturally.
  7. Transfer the mixture in batches to a blender and blend until smooth.
  8. Put the soup back into the Instant Pot and set the pot to sauté.
  9. Add the half and half and turkey and stir until heated. Serve.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 141
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 49% Protein 13% Carb. 39%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Sodium 1013 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 9 g

Vitamin A 156% Vitamin C 40% Calcium 0% Iron 9%

Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

Content copyright © 2023 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.