Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Butternut Squash Soup

Yesterday I felt like I was in the kitchen all day, and at least one great thing came out of it. Butternut squash soup, it is a recipe I had found on All Recipes, I have adapted it over the years to a yummy fall treat, here is the altered recipe and a few of my tips to make it a little easier.
  • 6 TBLS Chopped Onion
  • 4 TBLS Butter
  • 6 Cups Peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 3 Cups of water
  • 4 Cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp dried majoram
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper, or few dashes hot sauce
  • 1 - 8 ounce package of cream cheese
In a large sauce pan saute onions in butter until tender. Add squash, water, boullion (you can substitute chicken broth or stock for 3 cups of water and bouillion), and seasonings, bring to a boil cook about 20 minutes or until squash is tender.
  • My note: Cutting and peeling squash can be difficult and dangerous as the skin is very thick and tough to cut. I found cuting the squash in half through the length about the spot I can scoop out the seads, then cut into rings. It is easier then to use a paring knife only peeling a ring that is about 1/2 - 3/4 in width. Cube from there.

Puree cooked squash and broth in batches with cream cheese in a food processor or blender. Return to saucepan and heat through.
  • My note: I get a large bowl and puree in 3-4 batches, dividing the cream cheese into each batch, then return to the saucepan to heat through. Knowing this in advance will help.

This is a yummy almost decadent soup, for added richness use up to 8 ounces more cream cheese. I try and purchase the largest squash I can find and don't really measure, just use as much as I can. Great with bread or a green salad, this also would make an elegant first course to a fall dinner party, even those "who don't like squash" might find it tempting!



debi said...

OOOOH, that looks like a good one, there are so many different versions.

maninthemoonherbs said...

Looks and sounds delicious! I'm going to give this recipe a try.

nomadcraftsetc said...

YUMMY! I just printed it out! Thanks so much, I will make some this weekend!

Angela said...

I made Butternut Squash soup for the first time a few weeks ago. I was amazed at how easy and delish it was!! It tasted so much like potato soup to me!

Jenny said...

Squash is my absolute favorite food in the world, but I've never made a squash soup. I hope to be able to try it soon. Looks amazing!

Mami Made It said...

Thanks for sharing. I love butternut squash.

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