Butternut Squash Soup

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Just in time for cool, fall weather (at least in the southern US), I present to you this delicious butternut squash soup! I need to thank my mom first & foremost for making this for me and then giving me the recipe.

This butternut squash soup is so flavorful & colorful that it is a joy to eat. And you want to talk about healthy? The soup is all vegetables; you cannot get much healthier than that!

Try this comfortingly delicious & healthy recipe for Butternut Squash Soup today! - NovaturientSoul.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 large butternut squash, cut into approximately 1″ cube pieces
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • A dash of red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

First you need to cut up your butternut squash. It is a sturdy vegetable, so be careful when cutting it!

Try this comfortingly delicious & healthy recipe for Butternut Squash Soup today! - NovaturientSoul.com

I personally start by cutting it in half lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Then I go ahead and cut the squash into smaller pieces (a cube-shape, about 1″). For me, I found it easier to cut into the size I want, then cut off the rind on each piece. Set to the side.

Try this comfortingly delicious & healthy recipe for Butternut Squash Soup today! - NovaturientSoul.com

Now, heat your olive oil in a pot to medium heat. Add the celery & onion to cook for about five minutes (until they become aromatic). Then add the garlic & a DASH of red pepper flakes. The butternut squash soaks up all these flavors, so I would recommend starting with no more than a 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper.

Try this comfortingly delicious & healthy recipe for Butternut Squash Soup today! - NovaturientSoul.com

Next, pour the chicken broth & butternut squash into the pot and stir. The broth should ALMOST cover your ingredients.

Cover & bring to a boil then lower the heat to let it simmer for about 10 minutes, or until your squash is soft. Stir occasionally.

Last, take an immersion blender & puree all the ingredients into a soup! If the soup is too thick to your liking, you can add more chicken broth to thin it out.

Try this comfortingly delicious & healthy recipe for Butternut Squash Soup today! - NovaturientSoul.com

If you do not have an immersion blender, pour the contents of the pot into a normal blender to puree. If you use a food processor it can come out chunky.

Try this comfortingly delicious & healthy recipe for Butternut Squash Soup today! - NovaturientSoul.com

Serve alongside a sandwich or alone.

[[For 21DF: just the soup is 2 green]]

Try this comfortingly delicious & healthy recipe for Butternut Squash Soup today! - NovaturientSoul.com

Let me know how you like it in the comments below!

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Butternut Squash Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Just in time for cool, fall weather (at least in the southern US), I present to you this delicious butternut squash soup!
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 large butternut squash cut into approximately 1" cube pieces
  • 2 sticks celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. First you need to cut up your butternut squash.
  2. Now, heat your olive oil in a pot to medium heat.
  3. Add the celery & onion to cook for about five minutes (until they become aromatic).
  4. Then add the garlic & a DASH of red pepper flakes.
  5. Next, pour the chicken broth & butternut squash into the pot and stir.
  6. Cover & bring to a boil then lower the heat to let it simmer for about 10 minutes, or until your squash is soft. Stir occasionally.
  7. Last, take an immersion blender & puree all the ingredients into a soup!
Recipe Notes

I personally start by cutting it in half lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Then I go ahead and cut the squash into smaller pieces (a cube-shape, about 1"). For me, I found it easier to cut into the size I want, then cut off the rind on each piece.

If you do not have an immersion blender, pour the contents of the pot into a normal blender to puree. If you use a food processor it can come out chunky.

21DF: 2 green

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