This Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Is Dreamy by Erica Kane
This easy, low-calorie creamy butternut squash soup recipe has just a short list of ingredients. Here is your shopping list: butternut squash, dried thyme, garlic, onion (preferably Vidalia), nutmeg, chicken stock, heavy whipping cream and optional crushed red pepper flakes for a little heat. After roasting the squash, it joins the other ingredients on the stovetop. After blending it into creamy goodness, it is ready to be served.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes
- 2 butternut squash, roasted
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 sweet Vidalia onion
- nutmeg, to taste
- 2 boxes (32 ounces each) chicken stock
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
- Le Creuset Cookware
- Mixing Spoon
- Soup Pot
- Cutting Board
- Chef Knife
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Soup Bowls
- Salt and Pepper
- Baking Dishes
- Immersion Blender
- Don't toss out the butternut squash seeds. Toast them like you would pumpkin seeds for a healthy, crunchy snack.
- Store the soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
Here’s how you make it:
- Slice squash in half lengthwise and scoop out all of the seeds. If you're ambitious (and I recommend it!), separate the seeds from the flesh, smother them in olive oil, salt, pepper and a bit of crushed red pepper, and toast them on the stove top. Set aside.
- Now poke the flesh of the squash with a fork (a la when you stab a potato before microwaving it). Coat the top of the squash with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in a preheated 400-degree F oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until top of squash is slightly brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
- In a large pot (I always prefer my Le Creuset), sauté onions and garlic with the dried thyme until tender. Once the squash is cool enough, scoop everything out of the skin and place in pot with onion mixture. Pour in chicken stock, stir and raise heat. Allow the soup to come to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. I prefer to keep my soup cooking for a relatively long time, so I'd recommend at least an hour. Remove soup from heat.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the contents of the soup. If you do not have an immersion blender, you can transfer the soup in batches to a blender. Once mixed, finish off with the heavy cream.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Total Fat: 3.8g
Saturated Fat: 2.3g
Total Carbohydrate: 15.1g
Dietary Fiber: 2.4g
Total Sugars: 3.6g
Vitamin D: 5mcg
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