Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup is a colorful treat that is dressed up with autumnal herbs, pomegranate arils, nuts, or herbs. This winter squash has a bit of a pumpkin taste, but not as bitter or heavy. Add cinnamon or nutmeg to sweeten, or some red pepper flakes for some colorful heat. This soup is a super easy prep for a warm, flavorful payoff that looks so inviting!

Some Optional Garnish ideas for this autumnal soup include:

  • Homemade Croutons
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Parsley
These fresh Butternut Squash make for a lovely, colorful autumnal soup
These fresh Butternut Squash make for a lovely, colorful, autumnal soup

 

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe | Autumnal Soup Recipe

March 18, 2021

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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds butternut squash
  • 5 cups stock
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Salt and pepper
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Step 2 Slice squash in half lengthwise.
  • Step 3 Remove the seeds.
  • Step 4 Season the squash with salt and pepper.
  • Step 5 Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon olive oil and rub oil to coat the squash.
  • Step 6 Put the squash face down on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool.
  • Step 7 Scoop out the baked squash flesh. Set aside.
  • Step 8 Slice the onion, mince the garlic.
  • Step 9 Heat the remaining olive oil in a soup pot on medium heat.
  • Step 10 Add the onion. Saute until tender, season with salt and pepper, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Step 11 Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Step 12 Combine this soup pot sauteed mix, the squash, and the stock to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Step 13 Pour blender contents back into the soup pot.
  • Step 14 Season with salt and pepper and your spices of choice (Paprika, cinnamon, cayenne, or nutmeg).
  • Step 15 Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Step 16 Serve in bowls, topping with garnishes of your choice. Some optional garnish ideas include Homemade Croutons, Toasted pumpkin seeds, Pomegranate arils and Parsley
  • Step 17 Enjoy!
 

 

What do you think would be a good topping for this lovely colored soup? What would you serve with it? Tell us in the comment section!

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