Butternut Squash Soup

This has been the season of squash for me! I have already made two amazing squash dishes this Fall season:

Cheesy Squash Casserole and Stuffed Acorn Squash

Now lets add another squash recipe to the mix!

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I have always been a fan of butternut squash soup. I will order it whenever it is on the menu, but I always thought it took way more effort to make it than it actually does!

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I did a little reading up on the makings of butternut squash soup and it sounded easy enough, so I figured I would just go for it.

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Step 1 – Peel, seed and cut one butternut squash into cubes. 

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Also clean & chop up 1 onion, 1 medium carrot , 3 garlic cloves and 1/2 a cauliflower 

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Melt 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons of oil over medium high heat and then add the onion and the carrot.

Cook for 5 minutes until the onion is soft then add the garlic. This will make your kitchen smell AWESOME! :)

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Add the squash, cauliflower and 6 cups of vegetable (or chicken) broth.  

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Bring the mixture to a boil and continue to boil until the vegetables are tender.

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When the veggies were tender I decided to throw the rest of the mixture into my new vita mix to make the soup smooth and thick.

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It turned out perfect! You could also use an immersion blender to puree the mixture as well.

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The butternut squash soup turned out amazing.   

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It was the perfect butternut squash yellow color. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

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Perfect texture too!

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I paired the soup with some Rudi’s bread toasted with a little cheese melted on top.

(Do you like my seasonal table mat’s? Yay for Halloween!)

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Cheesy toast is the perfect pairing with soup.

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I also think that butternut squash and cauliflower are the perfect pair as well! I seriously love this combination!

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My inspiration for this meal was provided by the lovely Giada. Love her, love her meals. I changed a bit of her recipe to make it work for me, like adding the cauliflower.

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This book is extra special to me because its autographed! The lovely Sabrina gave it to me as an engagement gift last year! I heart cookbooks!

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What’s your favorite meal to make with squash?

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2 Responses to Butternut Squash Soup

  1. ladypurpl

    Wow, your soup looks amazing! I just want to eat some! Love the autographed book too, what a great gift!

  2. lesley lifting life

    Yum, yum, yum, that soup looks perfect for fall!

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