Creamy Butternut Squash Soup


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect comfort food for chilly evenings. Its velvety texture and rich, earthy flavor make it a favorite for fall and winter. This hearty soup is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making it an excellent choice for a cozy dinner or a warm appetizer at your next gathering.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Place the squash halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the squash is tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  5. While the squash is baking, heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté until softened.
  6. Once the squash is done, let it cool slightly, then scoop out the flesh and add it to the pot with the onion and garlic.
  7. Stir in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can transfer the mixture to a blender in batches.
  9. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve hot, garnished with a drizzle of cream or a sprinkle of fresh herbs if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a delightful blend of roasted butternut squash, savory onions, and garlic, all simmered to perfection and then pureed into a velvety smooth texture. The addition of cream adds a luxurious richness to the soup, making it a comforting and satisfying dish. Serve it as an appetizer or a main course for a cozy meal that will warm your heart and your taste buds.

Nutrition Information: Calories 250, Fat 12g, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 4g

In conclusion, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a must-try recipe for any soup lover. Its creamy and indulgent flavor, coupled with the goodness of butternut squash, makes it a comforting choice for any occasion. Whether you’re enjoying it by yourself on a cold evening or serving it at a dinner party, this soup is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

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