Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

One of my absolute favorite meals to have this time of year is Butternut Squash Soup. Piping hot with a big chunk of crusty bread for dipping…..ummmmmm.

I always put a little bit of cream fresh (or you can use sour cream) on top with a few toasted nuts just to dress it up. This would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day line up or as a new edition to go with your left over turkey sandwiches. 

So you are probably reading this and thinking Jen I am lucky just to get the soup out of the can and into the bowl, much less add nuts and whatever the heck cream fresh is to the top. LOL Well my friends I have to tell you, I understand life keeps us all very busy this time of year, however you really should take the time to do nice things for yourself. This includes making  something that is good for you and your family that makes you feel special side and out.  That is what this recipe does for me. 

THE GROCERY LIST: 

2 lbs. Butternut Squash  (peeled, seeded and cubed) 

1 Medium Sweet Onion (finely diced) 

2 Garlic Cloves (minced)

2 Medium Carrots ( peeled and chopped)  

1 Yukon Gold Potato (peeled and diced) 

2 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4 Cups Vegetable Stock

1 Cup canned Coconut Milk 

Garnishes: Cream fresh, flavored olive oil and toasted nuts. 

In a large pot sweat your garlic and onions until translucent.  Add a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Add cubed squash, potatoes and carrots along with stock and bring to a boil. Allow to boil 25-30 mins until all vegetables are fork tender. Stir in coconut milk and allow to cool, then puree in small batches in blender. Reheat on low and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil (I personally like white truffle oil or Tuscan Olive oil both from Oli+ve) cream fresh and toasted hazelnuts (optional).  

P.S. This also makes a really great side to a leftover turkey sandwich after the holidays too!!!

17 Comments

  1. Jen this looks so good I am going to make it to go with the holiday leftover, turkey sandwiches for sure.

  2. I love butternut squash so the soup sounds really good, and I really like that it uses coconut milk for dietary reasons.

  3. Pumpkin soup must be my favorite thing about Fall! haha… this is an interesting twist on my favorite recipe though – I make it with oranges as well and without cononut milk… hmmm…. I need to try this!! šŸ˜‰

  4. Yum! I can’t wait to try this delicious-sounding soup! Butternut squash soup is one of my faves! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  5. I love butternut squash, and we always make extra soup to take for our work lunches. Nothing better than a hot bowl of homemade soup on a cold winter day!

  6. Oh, wow! Coconut milk with the butternut squash sounds so delicious! I never made one and I love it. Enough buying the store ones, will definitely give it a try. It is so soothing for the weather now! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Soup is one of my favorite comfort meals this time of year. I will definitely be saving this to try this winter! Thanks for sharing.

  8. We have been eating a ton of squash this fall, and we absolutely love to make squash soup. I like that your recipe includes potatoes as well. I will have to try it out this week!

  9. I have never had butternut squash anything. It looks a lot like pumpkin. I am Jamaican, I don’t think I have ever seen butternut squash here. It looks so good though

    • Yes, it would probably be an imported item, in Jamaica, for sure. Butternut squash is on one of my favorite fall treats. It has a mild flavor, almost a pumpkin like texture once it is roasted. Thank you for stopping by!

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