Bacon Pumpkin Soup

Bacon Pumpkin Soup

Bacon Pumpkin Soup

Have you had one of those days where you wanted something sweet and savory at the same time?

Well it happened to me this morning. I wanted a pumpkiny breakfast. But I want something savory as well. Like…. BACON!!!! And of course with the weather being super cold, I wasn’t really in the mood to just take something out of the fridge and eat it (like my overnight breakfasts). So I decided on something…. I like pumpkin. I like bacon. So why not mix them together? Pumpkin bacon soup!

Ingredients
2 tbs bacon fat
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups pumpkin puree
1/4 cup vegetable broth
Fresh ground salt and pepper
A slice of ciabatta, roughly chopped/torn

1. Pre-heat bacon fat in a non-stick skillet.

2. Sauté onions until translucent. Add in garlic. Cook until fragrant, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Add the pumpkin puree and broth gradually. Bring it to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 20-30 minutes. Until the liquid is reduced and soup is nice and creamy.

4. Meanwhile, sauté bread in 1 tbs bacon fat until bread pieces begin to color and crisp.

Bon appétit!

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