Butternut Squash Purée with Bacon
Using Chicken Broth Concentrate
The secret ingredient in this silky smooth butternut purée recipe is a spoonful of our Kitchen Accomplice Chicken Broth Concentrate, which adds a nice savory note. You could leave out the touch of maple syrup and go without the bacon crumbled on top of this addictive side dish, but why?
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 3 1/2- to 4-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut in 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon Kitchen Accomplice Chicken Broth Concentrate or 2 tablespoons Kitchen Accomplice Organic Chicken Bone Broth Concentrate
1 cup hot water
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Salt and ground black pepper
6 to 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add butternut squash and sauté until it just begins to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the Kitchen Accomplice Chicken Broth Concentrate or Chicken Bone Broth Concentrate and water and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer until squash is very tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
Strain vegetables, reserving the cooking liquid. Purée vegetables with the maple syrup in a food processor or blender, adding the reserved cooking liquid as needed to get the texture you want. eason to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve the butternut squash purée topped with crumbled bacon.