Butternut Squash Soup {recipe}

7 Mar

vegan butternut squash soup recipeThis soup is the ultimate comfort food and a great way to make a meal for the whole family – including baby.  This warm and creamy soup is completely dairy-free and healthy.  I like to make it for lunch on the weekend with grilled cheese for the kids and crostini topped with goat cheese, thyme and honey for the adults.  This recipe is also great for entertaining since it can be made in advance and reheated.  This butternut squash soup is one of my all-time favorite recipes that I make over and over again.

Butternut Squash Soup

3 lbs. Butternut squash (about 1 large)

1 med. onion, chopped

8 cloves garlic (5 if they are large), minced

3.5 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

Salt & pepper to taste (remove baby’s portion before adding salt)

Optional: add Nutmeg (1/2 tsp.), cinnamon (1 tsp.) and cloves (1/4 tsp.)

Plain yogurt or low fat sour cream for garnish (optional garnish)

Chives or fresh thyme, minced (optional garnish)

1.  Preheat oven to 400˚F.  Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds and bake, cut side down, on pan covered with tinfoil and nonstick spray for 40-50 minutes (until completely soft).

2.  Meanwhile, in a large pot sauté onion and garlic in 1/2 cup broth (if you are using nutmeg, etc., add it here).

3.  Scrape squash flesh from peel and add to onion mixture; add broth at same time.  Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer, with the lid on, for 20 minutes.

4.  Put soup into blender (1/3 at a time) and puree.  Serve in bowl with dollop of plain yogurt swirled in and minced chives or thyme sprinkled on top.

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2 Responses to “Butternut Squash Soup {recipe}”

  1. frugalfeeding March 7, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    What an adorable, and delicious, looking soup. Fantastic.

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