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Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

Heathy Butternut Squash Soup

 

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  Mine was fantastic.  I got to cook, decorate, and be with family – what could be better!

The Healthy Butternut Squash Soup is a way to decompress from the rich foods of the holidays.  This tasty recipe is full of nutrition such as fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium,  Potassium along with an excellent source of vitamin A, E.  These benefits are due to our friend the butternut squash.

An additional attribute to the Healthy Butternut Squash Soup is how easy it is to customize.  The soup has a natural sweet flavor that I feel is well complemented by homemade croutons and feta cheese.  The added cheese provides a salty contrast and protein.

Heathy Butternut Squash Soup

I don’t know about you but my mouth is watering.  Let’s start the process!

Heathy Butternut Squash Soup

Cut the top and bottom off the butternut squash with a sharp knife.  FYI, butternut squashes are quite difficult to cut especially in there naturally round state.  Cutting the bottom and top off will allow you to safely slice the squash down the middle in the next step.

Healty Butternut Squash Soup

Stand the squash on the now flat end and slice down the middle.  Again, be very careful if you have never cut squash before.  It will give you more resistance than you might think.

Healty Butternut Squash Soup

As you can see I am removing the pulp in the bulb the squash.  I specifically took the picture of me holding the spoon as show as I found it to be the easiest way.

Healty Butternut Squash Soup

The hard part is done.  Let’s put some olive oil on this vegetable.

Healty Butternut Squash Soup

Give it some flavor by seasoning it with salt and pepper and place in the oven

Healty Butternut Squash Soup

Chop your onions and celery and place in stockpot (16qt pot)

 

Healty Butternut Squash Soup

In the stockpot cook with olive oil, salt, and pepper until lightly golden.  Add vegetable broth and water, bring to a boil.  Add lid to pot and turn down the heat.  Let simmer for 15 mins.  After 15 min. remove from heat and let cool.

Healty Butternut Squash Soup

After squash is fully cooked, let it cool for 15min (so you don’t burn your hands).  Scrape out the meat of the squash and place in the stockpot with onions, celery, vegetable broth, and water.  Make sure to stir.

Healty Butternut Squash Soup

Add your mixture to the blender and set to puree.  More than likely, everything you just put together in your pot will not fit in your blender all at once so you will need to blend it in 2-3 batches.

Healthy Buternut Squash Soup

Once the blending is done pour the soup back in your stockpot and add the milk along with more salt to taste (Quick Tip: I’ve learned to add less salt rather than more as you can always put more in but you can’t take it out)

Garnish Homemade Croutons or with a topping of your choice and serve.

Healthy Butternut Squash Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
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Healthy Butternut Squash Soup
Ingredients
  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 3 Celery Stocks
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 one quart Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ cup Whole Milk
  • Optional
  • Croutons
  • Feta Cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Cut off Ends of Butternut Squash
  3. Slice Butternut Squash Length-Wise in Half
  4. Add 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil to each Half of the Squash
  5. Season With Salt and Pepper
  6. Bake in Oven for 35 - 45min or Until Tender
  7. Dice Onion and Celery
  8. Warm 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil in a StockPot
  9. Add Onions and Celery and Cook Until Golden Brown, Season with Salt and Pepper
  10. Add Vegetable Broth and Water, Bring to a Boil
  11. Once Boiling, Place Lid on Pot, Reduce Heat and Simmer for 15 min.
  12. Remove Squash from Oven and Let Cool
  13. Scrape Squash Meat from Peel and Add to StockPot
  14. Place in Blender and Puree
  15. From Blender, Pour Back in Stockpot and Add Milk and Season with Salt to Taste
  16. Add Optional Garnish if Desired

 

 

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2 Comments

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    Strycenkay (Kirsty Mac)

    December 30, 2016

    Noelle, I just love the pictures. I am going to try and make a batch and when I have made it I will let you know! Thanks 🙂

    • Reply

      Noelle

      December 30, 2016

      Thank you, Kirsty!! I can’t wait to hear how you like it.

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