BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

October 6, 2015
butternut squash soup, fall food, soup, comfort food, healthy

Butternut Squash is the staple produce item in our house during the fall. Yes I can hear you saying, “But you live in Florida, isn’t it summer year-round?” My response to that would be simply…”Duh!” But it’s ok even us summer-toasted Floridians can enjoy fall or at least pretend. Butternut squash soup was the first food I introduced to my boys when they were babies and they love it just the same now at the ages of 3.5 and 5. I bought the Whole 30 book this summer and immediately thumb-nailed the recipes I’d like to make and this one was the first. This is an easy recipe that can be enjoyed on its own or would compliment well with my Gorgonzola and Pear Salad. The only thing I omitted was ginger because we recently made and ate and Carrot Ginger Soup so it’s a bit played out for us right now. Floridians sit back and enjoy this soup while you open up your windows to the three degrees cooler temperature while everyone else just enjoy accordingly with your real change of weather. Happy fall to all!

butternut squash soup, fall food, soup, comfort food, healthy

Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

3 tbsp. clarified butter
1/2 cup diced onion
3 cups diced and seeded peeled butternut squash
2 cloves garlic
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream (if you’re feeling naughty)

Prepare

1. Prepare produce as needed.

2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the pot. Add onion and cook until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the squash and garlic and still until the garlic becomes aromatic, about 1 minute.

3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until the butternut squash is soft, about 10 minutes. Remove the pot from heat.

4. In one or two batches, transfer soup to a food processor or blender and blend on high speed until smooth in texture. Return the pureed soup to the pot.

5. Heat the soup over medium-high until it thickens. Add heavy cream if you’d like to incorporate into this recipe at this time and cook for 5 more minutes .

5. Heat soup for 7-10 more minutes and season with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!

Butternut Squash Soup
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tbsp. clarified butter
  2. 1/2 cup diced onion
  3. 3 cups diced and seeded peeled butternut squash
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 4 cups chicken broth
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  8. 1/4 cup heavy cream (if you're feeling naughty)
Instructions
  1. Prepare produce as needed.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the pot. Add onion and cook until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the squash and garlic and still until the garlic becomes aromatic, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until the butternut squash is soft, about 10 minutes. Remove the pot from heat.
  4. In one or two batches, transfer soup to a food processor or blender and blend on high speed until smooth in texture. Return the pureed soup to the pot.
  5. Heat the soup over medium-high until it thickens. Add heavy cream if you'd like to incorporate into this recipe at this time and cook for 5 more minutes .
  6. Heat soup for 7-10 more minutes and season with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!
Adapted from Whole 30 Cookbook
Adapted from Whole 30 Cookbook
Florida Girl Cooks http://floridagirlcooks.com/
butternut squash soup, fall food, soup, comfort food, healthy

author: Teresa Gonzalez

<p>Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She’s a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.</p>

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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    anna kraft heinOctober 8, 2017

    Hi Teresa! I’m in the same boat as Margaret! Where is the cider bourbon recipe? I don’t see it, either. Can’t wait to try!

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