This recipe was used by a chef I worked for and still enjoy feeding to my crew at home. This was served as a side dish for a Mardi Gras feast. You can also make this for vegetarian by omitting the bacon. A little of the favor is missing, but it still has a kick.
Winter squash teams up with cannellini beans and chipotle chile peppers, chopped carrots, celery, onions, basil, parsley, and corn to make a zesty vegetable soup topped with tortilla chips, sour cream, and Mexican blend cheese. Adjust the heat level to taste by decreasing or leaving out the chipotle peppers.