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Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup served
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I got this Squash Soup recipe from my mother-in-law years back and have made a few changes of my own. It has the rich flavor of Squash and undertone of carrot. This Soup is quite simply Fall in a bowl.

Ingredients

  • 2-2.5 lbs Butternut Squash , peeled and de-seeded, cut into 1/2 inch cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 Carrots peeled diced chunked (or use baby carrots)
  • 2 Celery stalks, diced
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cups Half and Half (optional to add creaminess at the end)
ingredients laid out

Directions

Melt the butter in a large pot or dutch oven. When the butter is sizzling, add your all of the vegetables ( squash, onions, carrots, and celery) and stir till slightly softened. Add in your chicken broth, ginger and 1tsp of salt and pepper. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to medium while cooking for 40 mins until the squash is tender.

Remove from heat and use your immersion blender, food processor, or blender to liquify the soup. I love using my immersion blender because I don’t have to wait for my dish to cool down and there is no need to transfer to different machines, making more dishes for me to clean up later. Plus, some food processors or blenders are quite small, and blending this much soup can take a while (believe me).

immersion blender
pureed soup

After the soup is blended, stir in your half and half cream (if using) and check for seasoning (salt and pepper). I’ve made this soup both with and without the cream and they both are very good but the cream adds a delicious smoothness to it.

Personally I like to serve this soup along side fresh bread. Or my easy cheat go to, is store bought Naan flat bread that I’ll pick up and freeze for times like this. I preheat my oven to 350F while I spread a little olive oil on the Naan and sprinkle with sea salt. I’ll bake the Naan for 8 minutes which is just enough to toast the surface and warm it through. It gives it a great crunch to go alongside your smooth Fall tasting Squash Soup. Although to be honest, I eat this soup all year round.

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Butternut Squash Soup served

Squash Soup


  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x

Description

This soup Fall in a bowl. It has the rich, smooth flavor of Squash and undertone of carrots. You will find yourself eating it all year long.


Ingredients

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  • 2 lb Butternut Squash (peeled, de-seeded and cut into ½" cubes)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 2 Carrots (peeled and chunked)
  • 2 Celery stalks (chunked)
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth
  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1½ cups Half and Half (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot or dutch oven. When the butter is sizzling, add your all of the vegetables ( squash, onions, carrots, and celery) and stir till slightly softened. Add in your chicken broth, ginger and 1tsp of salt and pepper. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to medium while cooking for 40 mins until the squash is tender.
    ingredients laid out
  2. Remove from heat and use your immersion blender, food processor, or blender to liquify the soup. I love using my immersion blender because I don't have to wait for my dish to cool down and there is no need to transfer to different machines, making more dishes for me to clean up later. Plus, some food processors or blenders are quite small, and blending this much soup can take a while (believe me).
    immersion blender
  3. After the soup is blended, stir in your half and half cream (if using) and check for seasoning (salt and pepper). I've made this soup both with and without the cream and they both are very good but the cream adds a delicious smoothness to it.
    pureed soup
  4. Personally I like to serve this soup along side fresh bread. Or my easy cheat go to, is store bought Naan flat bread that I'll pick up and freeze for times like this. I preheat my oven to 350F while I spread a little olive oil on the Naan and sprinkle with sea salt. I'll bake the Naan for 8 minutes which is just enough to toast the surface and warm it through. It gives it a great crunch to go alongside your smooth Fall tasting Squash Soup. Although to be honest, I eat this soup all year round.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Main Course, Soup
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 351

Keywords: soup, vegetarian


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