Butternut Squash Soup

The storms crossed the country  last week and even came down my way in Florida.  It wasn’t really cold but a little cooler with rain.  I am craving a hot pot of soup.  This is a great, hearty soup for autumn through spring. When you need something warm to drink while you snuggle in a blanket, put a pot on and dinner is ready very quickly.

 

 


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If you hate fighting a hard-shelled butternut squash, check out the packs of frozen organic cubed butternut squash at Aldi.  Inexpensive and easy on my arthritis – use 3 packs for the soup.  Chop some veggies, saute and then simmer.  Within one hour, you have a thick and tasty soup filled with nutrition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Soup

Use organic when available. Serves 4

For vegan, use vegetable broth

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Butternut Squash Soup

This is a thick, rich soup with tons of flavor. It's perfect for fall through winter.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword butternut squash soup
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled & cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock

Instructions

  • Place olive oil and celery, onion, squash, and potatoes  in large pot
  • Saute about 5 minutes and add garlic
  • Combine with stock and seasonings
  • Simmer 20 minutes
  • Cool and blend in batches or use immersion blender
  • Garnish with herbs, yogurt, green onons, croutons or cheese, optional
  • Serve with  crusty bread or whole grain crackers

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

15 thoughts to “Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. I love butternut squash soup and I’m so glad they sell the squash already chopped. I think I could kill myself actually taking a knife to the real thing! Thanks for this one.

    1. Did I ever tell you about the last time I tried to cut one in two? My knife got stuck in the middle of the butternut squash. I had to call Vickie next door and ask her to come save me!

  2. 5 stars
    This is a great easy fall soup recipe. I do love shopping at Aldi and your tip about the frozen butternut will be useful. Thanks.

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