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Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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This soup is luxurious, creamy, smooth, and delicious!
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This recipe for Butternut Squash Soup may be quick and simple to make on busy nights, but the result is a luxurious, creamy, smooth, and comforting soup. It can be served as a side dish or a main meal. Remember to serve it with a slice of crusty bread for dipping!

Ingredients for Easy Butternut Squash Soup:

You probably already have these simple staple ingredients in your pantry:

  • Butter (or olive oil if making a vegan option)
  • Yellow onion
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Potatoes
  • Butternut squash
  • Chicken (or vegetable stock for a vegan option)
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • Heavy cream for serving (or blended silken tofu for a vegan option)

How To Make Easy Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Wash and dice all your veggies. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot and saute the diced veggies for 5-7 minutes, stirring them occasionally.
  2. Pour the chicken or vegetable stock over the veggies and add salt, pepper, and one bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer the cooked veggies to a blender with a little of the cooking liquid. Process the veggies until smooth. Add more stock until you get the desired consistency. Check the seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.

Serve with a drizzle of heavy cream and toasted crusty bread!

How Can I Easily Peel The Butternut Squash?

Poke a few holes into the squash and microwave it for 2-3 minutes. This softens the skin a little making it easier to cut. Then, cut into quarters and peel off the skin with a knife.

How Can I Make the Soup Thicker?

When processing the veggies in the blender, do not add all of the cooking liquid. If you feel the soup is too thick, add a little more stock. If your soup is too thin, simmer it for a few more minutes after processing it.

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This soup is luxurious, creamy, smooth, and delicious!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Large pot or Dutch oven
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Blender
  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1-32 fld oz container chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot and saute the diced veggies for 5-7 minutes, stirring them occasionally.
  • Pour the chicken or vegetable stock over the veggies and add salt, pepper, and one bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
  • Transfer the cooked veggies to a blender with a little of the cooking liquid. Process the veggies until smooth. Add more stock until you get the desired consistency. Check the seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve with a drizzle of heavy cream and toasted crusty bread!

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1047mg | Potassium: 889mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 10mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use an Immersion Blender?

Yes, you can use an immersion or regular blender. The veggies are very soft and tender.

Can I Make This Soup Vegan?

Yes! This is the perfect vegan recipe. Use olive oil instead of butter and vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. For a creamier soup, add a little unsweetened coconut cream or milk.

What Other Spices Can I Add?

If you like your soup a bit spicy, add a bit of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. You can also add curry powder and a pinch of nutmeg.

What Toppings Work Well With This Soup?

To make this soup even better, add a drizzle of heavy cream, croutons, crumbled bacon, herbs, or shredded cheese. Remember to serve it with a slice of toasted crusty bread!

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