Butternut Squash Soup

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Julie Bailey

By
@julesbai

This is a family favorite in my house. Even my pickiest eater loves this soup!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
8 to 10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 large
    butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cubed
  • 1 large
    apple (granny smith or macintosh variety preferred)
  • 2 medium
    pears, cored, seeded, diced
  • 1/2 large
    vidalia (or sweet) onion
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter (salted)
  • 1 qt
    chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 c
    half 'n half
  • 1 qt
    water
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • NOTE: FOR A RICHER VERSION, REPLACE THE 1 QT. WATER WITH A SECOND QUART OF STOCK.

How to Make Butternut Squash Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP: Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. ADD onions and sautee til translucent (about 5 minutes). ADD: squash, apples, pears and garlic. STIR to incorporate.
  2. ADD: chicken (or vegi) stock. Turn heat to high and bring mixture to a boil. LOWER heat to medium-low. ADD: spices. COVER and let sit on low boil for 20 to 30 minutes or until squash is fork tender when pierced. TURN OFF heat.
  3. ADD: 1 quart water, 1 c. Half 'n Half. Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before blending.
    BLEND with immersion blender to puree all ingredients.
    TASTE and adjust seasonings to meet your personal taste. Reheat and serve.

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About Butternut Squash Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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