Homemade Butternut Squash Soup … from My Mom to You!

28 Nov

I have wanted to like butternut squash soup for a while now. I love pumpkin, spaghetti squash and zucchini so it only made sense that I’d like butternut squash too. Well, I didn’t. I tried several variations in restaurants and via grocery store brands touting organic, creamy and yummy soup but all of them left me disliking butternut squash all the more. I wouldn’t dare make it at home because I didn’t want to risk wasting the time and effort for something I probably wouldn’t like.

I declared my desire to love butternut squash soup on my Facebook page a couple weeks ago and was met with a promise from my mom that she would convert me with her homemade option. I was skeptical. I went home for Thanksgiving and as promised, my mom whipped up a batch of her butternut squash soup.

I like trying new things at least once. However, this would have been my 3rd attempt at this particular dish and honestly, I was ready to throw in the towel. To the delight of my taste buds and my utter enjoyment, her recipe did not disappoint! So much so that I snapped a picture and asked for the recipe to share with you. So, here it is, the best butternut squash soup I’ve ever had from my mom to you!

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Mom’s Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz chicken stock (more or less depending on how much squash you use)
  • 4 cups roasted butternut squash, scooped out and mashed
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1T coconut oil or olive oil or bacon drippings
  • 1 dab of herb-butter (see ingredient variation below)

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • Prepare the squash by cutting it in half, scooping out seeds and laying face down on wax or parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Roast at 325 degrees for one hour.
  • Let cool and then scoop out and mash.
  • Cook onions in the fat until translucent.
  • Add chicken broth.
  • Add mashed butternut squash.
  • Blend with immersion blender (or potato masher, then whisk).

What’s great: When she made the soup for me, she added a dab of herb butter with fried sage, caramelized onion and maple syrup. Totally the way to go.

Variation: If you like garlic, you can throw a bit in with the onions but don’t add much and don’t brown it – it goes bitter. You can use vegetable broth to make this recipe vegan, too!

Enjoy!

~ Kate

 

4 comments
CultFit
CultFit

Be sure to tall your Mom thank you for me! :)

espirational
espirational

I'm going to be making butternut squash soup later today. Bob is have dental work tomorrow and I thought it would be good for him. Actually I was just looking for an excuse to make the soup -- love the stuff!

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