Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Butternaut Squash Soup

We belong to a local CSA, which we pick up from every week. So this week when B grabbed up some Butternaut Squash, I knew I wanted to make something fall esque and comforting. My first thought was just to roast it as a side, but the more I thought about it... the more I wanted to try a soup. It turned out to be everything I love in a soup, and I think this is a good "base" soup where you can experiment with different spices. This will definitely be on rotation in our house.

What you need :
  • 1 Medium Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Potatoes (peeled & chopped)
  • 1 Medium Carrot (chopped)
  • 1 Celery Stalk (chopped) - I did use leeks instead since we didn't have celery
  • 1 Medium Butternaut Squash (chopped)
  • 32oz Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Any other spices you wish!

What to do:
  • Melt butter in large pot
  • Toss all chopped veggies into pot for 5 minutes
  • Pour Chicken stock in (enough to cover the veggies)
  • Bring to a boil
  • Turn down heat, Cover, & Simmer for 40 minutes or until veggies are tender
  • Pour soup into blender & Blend (do small batches, it's hot & can go EVERYWHERE)
  • Pour back into Pot, and add additional chicken stock if needed
  • Add seasonings to taste
  • Garnish with Parsely & ENJOY!!!

Keeping it real....as I mentioned... do small batches.. it WILL go everywhere... and it's hot ( I have a burn mark to prove it!) DOH!

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