Eats: Butternut Squash Soup

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My name is Sara and I am a soup fiend. I LOVE soup, I eat it for lunch about 3-4 times per week. Sometimes I even talk to it. When Kyle and I went to the cider mill/pumpkin patch a few weeks back, he bought the biggest butternut squash known to man (well it was well over 6 pounds). I found a basic recipe for butternut squash soup here, and we made a giant batch of awesomesauce. 

What you will need:

  • 2 large butternut squash (about 4 1/2 lbs.) or 4 lbs. peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 cloves garlic (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt plus more to taste
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  1. Halve, seed, peel, and cube the butternut squash. Set aside.
  2. Halve, peel, and chop the onion. Mince the garlic, if you like.
  3. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the butter or oil and the chopped onion. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the squash and the broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the squash is very tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Transfer small batches to a blender. Hold a kitchen towel over the top (to prevent burns) and whirl until completely and utterly smooth, 2 to 3 minutes per batch.
  7. Return the soup to the pot and add more salt to taste.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Of course I never follow directions to the T, and I did not have enough veggie stock. I just added a few cups of water and a bullion cube and it came out great. I also made another smaller batch this week and just used a bullion cube and water and it came out a bit thicker, but also VERY good!

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  1. Yum. I love butternut squash soup! I sometimes add a bit of ginger and curry powder for a little kick! This sounds so yummy. Happy Friday!

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  2. Mmm.. I love creamy puréed soup. I went a little crazy a couple weeks ago. I made split pea, carrot ginger, and split pea again. Dominic got a little annoyed saying "Why do you have to blend the soup? It looks like baby food." But it's so good! I'll have to try this one.

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  3. Ooh, this looks scrummy for fall!

    And hooray for 'Steady As She Goes' - that is one of my musical forever favorites!! :)

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  4. That's really great that you love and eat soup so much. I don't really do that, but I just so happened to have soup twice this week for dinner. My hubs would love some butternut squash right now.

    P.s. love your dress in the previous post.

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  5. This looks so good! I must try it!

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  6. Love your foodie post. This is definitely soup weather now, too.

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  7. So yummy! Looks like a great soup for this time of year.

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  8. Awesome post! I love soup like this.

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  10. I love soup this time of year too! It's been awhile since i've had butter nut squash soup. Looks good!
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  11. Hi Sara I love souo too!!! Owonnn yummy!!!

    Kisses rose jp

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