Butternut soup shots with crispy pancetta soldiers

Butternut soup shots with crispy pancetta soldiers

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins With pre-made soup


Makes about 8 shots
Serve squash soup in individual espresso cups with bacon toast for dipping as a cute party canapé

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze soup only

Nutrition: per shot

  • kcal80
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 8 slices pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 2cm-thick slice white bread, cut into 8 chunky soldiers
  • splash olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 850ml-1 litre butternut squash & sage soup soup (see 'goes well with')
  • drizzle cream and a few snipped chives, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Wrap a pancetta slice around each soldier. Toss with a little olive oil and bake for 5-8 mins until crisp, turning halfway through cooking.

  2. Reheat the soup, then divide evenly between 8 espresso cups or large shot glasses. Serve drizzled with cream and sprinkled with chives, with a crispy pancetta soldier for dipping.

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23rd Jul, 2015
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9th Jan, 2013
This soup looks delicious but not a good idea as a canape - small fiddly cups of hot liquid combined with crumbly dippers spell disaster for silk ties and delicate party kit. Stick to bowls on tables, is my advice.
31st Dec, 2012
Family staying for several days over Christmas, made the soup in advance so I wouldn't be cooking the whole time and served as a lunch after Christmas. The flavours of the soup and the pancetta soliders went really well together. Will certainly be making this again.
6th Dec, 2012
I will be doing this, i was already doing the butternut soup but LOVE the Pancetta wrap idea and to put in cups I was worried about having to much of the soup as a starter but this idea is fantastic and more festive!
5th Dec, 2012
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5th Dec, 2012
This looks like the perfect recipe however the link for the main soup recipe is not shoing in the 'goes well with' as detailed and I can't seem to find it if I search for it either. Can anyone help?!
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