Butternut squash soup with Gorgonzola and bacon

    1 hour 20 min

    Gorgonzola cheese and bacon add a new flavour dimension to this vegetable soup and and balance the sweetness of butternut squash. It is made really quickly in a pressure cooker.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 250g butternut squash, peeled and diced
    • 500g potatoes
    • 500ml vegetable stock
    • 4 or 5 sage leaves
    • 100g bacon, diced
    • 50g Gorgonzola or other blue cheese
    • 4 slices toast
    • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Place the butternut squash in the pressure cooker with 250ml of water; cook for 5 minutes from when it comes to pressure. Take off the heat and release pressure. Remove butternut squash (leaving the cooking liquid) and set aside.
    2. Rinse the potatoes and cook in the pressure cooker, skin on, for 15 minutes after it comes to pressure. Remove potatoes and peel under cold running water.
    3. In a saucepan, combine butternut squash, potatoes, vegetable stock and sage. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove sage and puree with an immersion blender; simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. Fry the bacon in a dry frying pan and drain on kitchen roll. Slice the blue cheese into chunks.
    5. Pour the soup into four bowls, top with a drizzle of olive oil, some blue cheese and bacon. Serve with toast.

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