Seasonal Favorite: Butternut Squash Soup

Updated: Nov 18, 2020


Butternut Squash Soup Prepared by Jenny Favret
Butternut Squash Soup Prepared by Jenny Favret

The produce section of the grocery store is overflowing this fall with an oddly shaped, beige colored squash. Many people have no idea what to do with butternut squash so they pass it by. Yes, it does look intimidating but go ahead and bring one home.

The dark orange flesh inside of a butternut squash boosts immunity and protects the eyes. It is also rich in fiber and is a good source of potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure.

What to do with Butternut Squash:

A popular way to enjoy butternut squash is to half it lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Brush with olive oil. Then roast for 50 to 60 minutes in a 400 - degree oven.

It is also delicious when cut into chunks and roasted along with vegetables such as onions, zucchini and peppers.

Turning butternut squash into soup is another delicious idea.

Basic Butternut Squash Soup

The butternut squash soup shown above is the result of playing in the kitchen for years and tweaking the recipe each time. The “must have” ingredients are: butternut squash, broth of any kind (vegetable broth is ideal) and olive oil.

The “add-ins” are up to you. In this recipe, an apple adds a hint of sweet flavor and a swirl of coconut milk gives extra creaminess.

Ingredients

  • One medium or large butternut squash, cut into quarters, with seeds removed

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • One medium sweet apple, peeled and cut into large chunks

  • One small onion, cut into quarters

  • 3 to 4 cups of vegetable broth

  • One clove of minced garlic (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)