A smooth butternut squash soup that warms the soul these cold autumn nights
Using vegetables that are in season seem to make a soup taste even better, no? I think that goes for cooking any sort of meal. If you can, definitely use produce that’s in season. Since it’s fall, here’s a super simple butternut squash soup recipe! When I think of fall I think of pumpkins, squash, apples… All of the wonderful things you can pick from a patch or an orchard (well at least that was the case pre-Covid). When I came across butternut squash at the grocery store I instantly knew that I wanted to make a deliciously smooth soup out of it.
I started off by roasted the butternut squash coated with some olive oil and salt and pepper. In the meantime, I sautéed my other vegetables and spices and made my broth base. Eventually I combined the two and blended it all up in a high-powered blender for a couple of minutes to make it nice and silky smooth. For the full recipe, keep scrolling!
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Butternut Squash Soup
- Large pot
- Baking sheet
- High-powered blender
- 1 butternut squash chopped into chunks
- 1 small handful baby carrots chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt /to taste
- 1 tsp pepper /to taste
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp rosemary
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 5 cups vegetable stock
- 2 tsp vegetable boullion powder
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Chop the butternut squash into chunks. Coat with 1 tbsp of olive oil, some salt and pepper (to taste). Bake for 30 minutes.
- Over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a large pot. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Next, add the garlic, carrots, salt, pepper, rosemary, nutmeg and cinnamon and cook for 5 minutes. Turn to high heat and the vegetable stock and boullion. Bring to a boil and then reduce down to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
- Once the squash is done, add half the squash and half the soup base to a high-powdered blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes. Then, do the other half and combine.
- You can put the soup, once blended, back on the stove top to heat it up. Serve and enjoy!