The Perfect Fall Soup
Looking for something new to serve this fall? Or perhaps you are already thinking ahead toward the holidays when homemade soups are a necessity. Whatever you do, you need to fit this bacon butternut bisque into your menu as it is one of the best low carb soups in the world. Yes, in the whole world! What makes it so great? The pure combination of perfect ingredients, that’s what!
Butternut squash is the base of this recipe and is one of the best fall veggies around. Butternut squash has one of the lower carb counts when compared to all the fall squashes. It does still contain about 15 carbs per cup so this soup should be a special treat! You can choose to substitute fresh cubed pumpkin in this recipe which contains about 12 carbs and 6 net carbs. This will definitely lower your carb count and still give you a tasty, amazing soup. However, keep in mind that the flavor will change too! Butternut squash is creamier and a little more flavorful than pumpkin which is why we chose it for this recipe.
Butternut squash can be a little intimidating to tackle when fresh. You need to peel the squash, remove the seeds and then cube it before it is ready to use. While this just takes more time than actual skill, you can search for pre-cubed squash in your grocery store instead. Many grocery stores will sell pre-cut squash, especially in the fall when it is quite popular. The price is likely to be almost the same making this squash hack one to seriously consider.
If you are wondering if butternut squash is a healthy vegetable, the simple answer is yes! Do you see all that bright orange color in the soup? That brilliant color is there thanks to numerous vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Butternut squash is full of antioxidants and has even been shown in some studies to help with weight loss. Ready for a little known fact? Butternut squash is actually a fruit! No wonder it is so delicious…
While butternut squash is quite creamy on its own, we had to add a little extra heavy cream to the recipe to make the soup even richer. Chicken broth also lends to the depth of the soup and the dried thyme is just a natural partner for butternut squash. The bacon in the recipe adds the perfect, salty crunch that you should not skip! Maybe even double the amount of bacon to get some more of that necessary, keto diet fat!
All in all, this soup is simply amazing and should be made at least a few times every fall season. When you see those butternut squashes lining up on the grocery store shelves, be sure to grab one or two!
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