Butternut Squash soup is surprisingly easy to make. The hard winter squash can look daunting if you have never cooked it before, but it is easy to work with. Use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin. Next, take a good, sharp knife to cut off both ends, then slice the squash in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds and pulp with a spoon, then it is ready to dice up and cook! The diced squash will cook quickly in a simmering soup.
Feeling a little under the weather? This version of Butternut Squash soup uses garlic, ginger, and turmeric to help boost your immunity. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, so it is a perfect healing soup to have on a chilly winter evening.
Simple to Prepare
The recipe starts with sauteing onion for a few minutes until they are tender and translucent. Then garlic, fresh grated ginger, and turmeric are added until fragrant. Cubed butternut squash is added to this mixture, and covered with broth. After simmering for 25 minutes, the vegetables will be tender and ready to blend into a creamy soup. The easiest way to puree the soup is with an immersion blender (like this one: KitchenAid Hand Blender) but you can also transfer the soup into a regular blender to puree (you will have to work in batches).
Serve this creamy, healing, Butternut Squash soup with crusty bread and a salad for a perfect comforting meal!
- 1 Butternut Squash
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 2 small onions, diced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 4 - 6 cups water or vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper
- With a vegetable peeler, peel the skin off of the butternut squash. Cut it in half and remove the seeds, then cube into 1" cubes.
- In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once it is warm, add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the garlic, ginger, and turmeric and saute another 30 seconds to a minute.
- Add the cubed butternut squash and enough broth or water to cover the squash. Bring to a simmer, and cook 25 minutes, or until the squash is soft when pierced with a fork.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. Or, if using a regular blender, work in batches to blend the soup until smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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