Amazing Butternut Squash Soup - My favorite!
Want to make an incredibly easy, delicious soup to impress your guests this Thanksgiving and over the Holidays? Here it is - so simple yet so delectable - your guests will be asking for more!
Plus it’s loaded with so many healthy ingredients…
This tasty bowl is full of beta-carotene, Vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin – all of these benefit our eyes/vision. The B-vitamins, B2, B6, and B9 are important for cell renewal and energy, as well as stabilizing mood (PMS anyone?) and hormonal balance. Plus, the Vitamin C, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, and Potassium contained in this fantastic veggie boost the immune system (much needed right now!) and help with hair, nails, and bone.
Some studies have shown that the fiber in butternut squash may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer as well as help with bone loss during menopause.
Head to the market for the ingredients and then savor in the chopping, peeling, and blending of the squash with all of the other flavorful ingredients! Or follow my step-saver and buy your squash and sweet potatoes already peeled and chopped! ( available at Trader Joe’s and other markets).
Creamy , Cozy Butternut Squash Soup
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
16 oz sweet potatoes, cubed ( 2 potatoes)
16 oz butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cubed ( 1 large squash)
1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, celery, carrot, sweet potatoes, and squash for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Pour in enough of the chicken stock to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer for 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.
Transfer the soup to a blender, and blend until smooth. I love my hand blender - saves on cleaning as you only have to use one pot. Add additional stock if needed - I like mine more creamy and having a thick consistency.
Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with some fresh rosemary from the garden!
Here are some herbs from my own garden - so amazingly fragrant and fun to grow.
- In health and happiness