Simple Butternut Soup

Simple Butternut Soup


1 butternut squash (about two pounds), halved and seeded

1 vidalia or sweet onion, peeled and quartered

1 sweet potato, peeled and quartered

½ tsp curry

¼ tsp nutmeg

Dash of hot sauce (or to taste)

2 cups vegetable broth

Salt and pepper to taste

Half and half (optional)

Preheat oven to 300°. Coat a 13” x 9” baking pan with non stick cooking spray. Place squash cut side down on baking dish and arrange onion and potato sections around it. Bake for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. When squash is cool enough to handle, remove skin and discard.

In food processor or blender (by batches), blend together squash, onion, potato, curry, nutmeg and hot sauce until smooth. Add vegetable broth as necessary to thin.

Transfer squash mixture to saucepan, add vegetable broth and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, add a splash of half-and-half before serving.

6 servings, 120 calories per serving

Hack: Fresh peeled and cubed butternut squash can be purchased in the produce department of the grocery store. Frozen butternut squash can also be used.

Hack: Place serving sized portions of leftovers in freezer bags and freeze for future use.



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6 Replies to “Simple Butternut Soup”

  1. Hey,

    I loved this Butternut Soup recipe. I was searching for a new recipe for my mother. She loves curry, and I wanted something she never cooked that got curry in it. I am glad I found this recipe. However, she loves chicken too, so is it possible to add chicken to it? Also, is it possible to add other vegetables to the recipe? If so, which veges do you prefer to add to keep the same taste?

    Again, I loved the recipe and I will cook it for my mother this weekend when she visits me. I can’t wait to see more recipes from you!

    1. I think chicken would be an excellent addition to this soup. Cauliflower, carrots and/or spinach would all pair nicely with the curry seasoning. Please let me know what you decided to add and how it came out. I hope your mother loves it as much as I do!

  2. Your recipes for simple butternut soup sounds delicious and very easy to prepare, and I like how I don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients to prepare this health soup.

    Jeff

    1. I live in a rural area that doesn’t have many (OK, any) specialty stores so I like to keep things simple and basic. I just use things I can find at my local, all-purpose grocery store or farm. And, if I’m not mistaken, this recipe is gluten free and would suit your diet. I hope you get a chance to try it, Jeff! Thank you for commenting!

  3. Wow yummy soup recipe.! I love butternut squash and sweet potatoes. You’ve made the recipe look so simple and easy to follow.

    I might add some garlic to it too for add flavour,.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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