I am living for this cold weather and all the amazing recipes that go with it! Well I say that now but ask me again in a few weeks and I might change my mind!
I love butternut squash soup so I figured I’d try my hand at making it myself. The first time I ever tried it was at an uncle’s wedding and it was so good! My dad found a recipe and started making it as well. I haven’t had it since I’ve moved out and I really wanted it. I ended up finding a good deal on butternut squashes at Costco so I picked two up and found myself a recipe.
Except we all know me so in reality I found a few recipes and just kind of shoved them together! There really aren’t a lot of ingredients and they are all common enough that you can find them easily if you don’t already have them.
I used two squashes instead of one so I doubled all the other ingredients. It made a really big batch but I was fine with that because I wanted to freeze some. It was a bit of a hassle to put it through the blender in batches but or so worth it! I broke it up a little for each batch and then mixed it all in one giant bowl.
First things first, cut the squash in half length wise. Scoop out the seeds and then rub the squash down with oil, salt, and pepper. Place it meaty side down on a cookie sheet. I heated the over to 400 degrees and cooked it for about 40 minutes. Times will definitely vary depending on the oven but also on the size of the squash. The skin might get really brown but that’s okay. You want the meaty part to get mushy. Once it’s cooked let it chill. Then you have to scoop out the insides. We will be using those in the blender.
Fry up your garlic in some olive oil until fragrant. We will be adding that to the blender mix too.
So in the blender I put some broth, some garlic, a pinch of nutmeg , about 2 tablespoons of cream, and a dash of pepper. I did this until I ran out of squash and adjusted the amounts a little for the last batch when I had less squash to use. Once it’s all mixed up you’ll probably have to heat it up again before you eat it. You can either put it in a soup pot on the stove or just heat it up in the microwave.
I found a few recipes that call for maple syrup, next time I’m definitely going to try that! I also read that if you don’t want it as thick and creamy you can use more broth and less cream.
What’s your favourite soup to make?