1 Large Acorn Squash (4-5 cups diced)
3 Large Carrots diced
1 Large Onion or 10 halved Onion Shallots
1 Tablespoon Oregano
1 Tablespoon Thyme
1-2 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder (spice to taste)
Salt and Pepper to taste
6 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Can Coconut Milk
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
1LB Ground Turkey
1Lb Diced Nitrate Free Bacon
*Instant Pot or Crockpot to cook*
I used our beloved Instant Pot to make this! I love ours because it cuts down the cook time on most of our recipes. So today when the hubby got sick, I was able to whip up this soup in an hour!
The most time was spent prepping.... I had to peel and dice the squash, which I won't lie about..it was a pain in the butt! However, now that it's over it was TOTALLY worth it because this soup is the BOMB!
Dice and throw all the veggies, spices, coconut milk, and chicken broth in the Instant Pot or Crockpot. For the Instant Pot close the lid, steam valve and hit the "soup" option and walk away! If you are using the Crockpot you will cook on high for 4-5 hours. While the pots are working you can dice and cook the bacon till it is crispy, and cook fully cook the turkey.
I used a Ninja Blender to puree the veggies once they were done. To thicken the soup I added small amounts of coconut flour as I blended. Add your turkey and bacon and you are ready to enjoy!
You could totally make this a vegetarian dish as well! Just use vegetable broth and skip the meat!