Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

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Silky, fragrant, and flavorful, this comforting soup is a perfect dish for a cozy dinner with your honey. With healthy ingredients like celery and carrots included as well, you can enjoy a nice big guilt-free bowl! Healthy Butternut Squash Soup | BlessThisEmptyNest.com - Silky, fragrant, and flavorful, this comforting soup is a perfect dish for a cozy dinner with your honey!!

Have you cooked with butternut squash? If not, you are not alone! Lots of people are hesitant to work with winter squashes.

I know for me, I never really knew how to clean them or how to cook them, and when my kids were young it just seemed like too much trouble to try to incorporate a food that would require more work than your typical veggie and that, in the end, the kids probably wouldn’t even like.

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Once the kids were older, though, I did venture into the winter squash arena, and actually developed a few recipes using butternut squash (scroll down for a list!). For the most part, they were pretty open to the squash.

But now that most dinners involve just me and my honey, I feel much more free to try different recipes involving squashes or other less ‘mainstream’ ingredients!

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This soup is perfect for a cozy winter’s night meal. Serve it with some crusty French bread or some buttery crackers, and maybe a side salad, and you have a filling and comforting meal perfect for any night of the week.

This soup also freezes well, so you may even want to double or triple the recipe and stick the leftovers in the freezer to use at a later date!

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Healthy Butternut Squash Soup | BlessThisEmptyNest.com - Silky, fragrant, and flavorful, this comforting soup is a perfect dish for a cozy dinner with your honey!!
Butternut Squash Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Silky, fragrant, and flavorful, this comforting soup is a perfect dish for a cozy dinner with your honey!!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Kristin
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 10 ounces diced butternut squash (frozen works well)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced small (I used a food processor)
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced small (I used a food processor)
  • 1/4 cup carrots, diced small (I used a food processor)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 32 ounces chicken broth (or use vegetable broth)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Heat butter in an ovenproof saute pan. Add the diced squash, salt, and pepper, and cook until hot. Place the pan in the oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until very soft, then mash with the back of a spoon and set aside.

  3. While the squash is roasting, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, cinnamon stick, and coriander. Saute until soft, about 10 minutes.

  4. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Add the mashed squash and stir to combine. Bring back to a boil and simmer for abut 12 minutes.

  5. Discard the cinnamon stick, and puree the soup using a blender or immersion blender. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.


 

Looking for more butternut squash recipes? Check these out!

 

A version of this recipe also appears on Bless This Empty Nest’s sister site, Dizzy Busy and Hungry.

 
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2 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Soup

  1. YUMMY! To be even healthier you can easily skip the butter and the olive oil and never notice the difference. Just substitute broth for the buttet/oil. Remember, the fat you eat is the fat you wear!

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