Fall Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing is better for cold weather than a delicious, creamy soup.

I’ve been getting really into soups recently. I’ve been experimenting with flavors and hope to share more ideas soon. I figured I’d start with a classic recipe that’s easy and surprisingly healthy!

Butternut Squash Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Sweet Onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2-4 cups milk
  • 2-4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Recipe:

1. Set oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cut squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds.

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3. Drizzle 1 tbsp of Olive Oil on each side of the squash. Completely coat each side of the squash with Olive Oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper.

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4. Turn squash over so the inside is facing down in the pan. Place in oven (once pre-heated) and cook for 50-60 minutes or until you can easily pierce the inside with a fork.

5. Meanwhile, roughly chop the onion.

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6. Add butter to a pan on low-medium heat. Cook the onion until soft and a slightly caramelized. Add salt and pepper.

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7. Once the squash is cooked, carefully scoop out the insides and place into a food processor. A strong blender could also do the trick.

8. Add onion and 1-2 cups of milk.

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Don’t overfill the food processor though! You only need a little liquid to get it going.

9. Blend until smooth.

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10. Carefully pour into a pot. Keep on a low heat. Add any remaining chicken broth and milk. The amount depends on you! You can make it as thin or thick as you want. More milk keeps it creamy.

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11. Add salt, pepper, and curry powder. Allow the curry powder to cook for a few minutes before tasting.

12. Serve and garnish with onions! Elliot and I love to have this soup with a piece or two of toast. So delicious!

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Thanks so much for reading another one of my comforting, fall recipes. I’m on the lookout for unique soup ideas so feel free to share your ideas below!

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