Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

The beautiful changing colors of the leaves in autumn and dropping temperatures are just part of the routine this time of year. Here is a recipe for a creamy butternut squash soup to warm up those hungry stomachs from the bristling winds and cold weather. The butternut squash is naturally sweet and savory to satisfy most appetites.

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What you need:

1 butternut squash (chopped in half, stringy pulp and seeds removed)

Olive oil spray

3 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 Vidalia onion (chopped)

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

¼ teaspoon coriander

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ginger

1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

3 cups of vegetable stock

2 tablespoons of heavy cream

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1- Preheat the oven to 350F. After washing 2013-10-29 17.17.42the butternut squash, split the squash in half and remove the stringy pulp and seeds. The seeds can be saved aside for roasting.

 

2- Spray a light coating of olive oil on the flesh of the butternut squash. Place the squash flesh side up on an aluminum covered pan. Bake the squash for forty-five minutes or until the flesh has softened.

 

3- After cooling the butternut squash to room temperature, scoop out the flesh and discard the squash skin. Mash the butternut squash flesh into a pulp.

4- In a pot melt the unsalted butter until it coats the pot. Add the chopped onion, salt and pepper. Sweat the onions until translucent.

5- Mix in remaining spices, squash pulp and stir.2013-10-29 19.14.26

6- Add in 1 cup of the vegetable stock.

7- Blend the contents in a blender until homogenous and smooth.

8- Return the puree to the pot and stir in remaining 2 cups of vegetable stock. The vegetable stock should thin out the puree into a soup.

9- Stir in the heavy cream just before serving.

Optional addition: To give your soup a bit of tang, add a small dollop of sour cream and top with chopped chives.

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Enjoy and stay warm!

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