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Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe, Great cold Winter's Night Recipe with lots of Vitamins

Updated on February 4, 2015

Butternut or Winter Squash

Butternut or Winter Squash
Butternut or Winter Squash | Source

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

I never cooked butternut squash until I moved up north and learned how easy it is. It is an awesome source of Vitamin A and C and can be stored in the refrigerator for longer periods of time then summer squash. Butternut Squash is a member of the Gourd family and can be grown in your home garden.

To make the soup cut or peel off the thick outside layer of the squash leaving the fleshy pink inside. Scrape out the seeds as you would a cantaloupe. Next cut the squash into 1in. pieces. Steam,bake or microwave the vegetable til soft. Put into food processor and grind to a smooth consistency.

You can add a little butter at this time and any spices you like. I prefer cumin, rosemary, a little sage, ginger, cinnamon about 1/2 to 1 tsp each depending on your taste preferences. Start with less of each spice and add more until you are happy with the flavor. Add salt and pepper to taste. Next stir in 2 to 3 cups of chicken stock depending on the size of your squash. My husband and I also like a little real maple syrup in our squash soup. Reheat your soup till hot and serve hot adding a little half and half, if desired, to each bowl. You can sweeten your soup if you like with brown sugar.

How to prepare butternut squaash

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      Nancy McClintock 4 years ago from Southeast USA

      It is awesome I love to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. It is so healthy too.!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I appreciated your comments so much!!!

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      Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      This sounds delicious. I'm always looking for new healthy soup recipes, I'll have to try this one.

      I've seen butternut squash in the store but never knew how to prepare it.

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      I need to find that one. Thanks Sharon.

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      I need to look that one up. I enjoy her and have several of her cookbooks. Thanks for reading and commenting

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      sharon 6 years ago

      It also makes a lovely, and filling, addition to a salad. Barefoot Contessa has a great recipe for a salad with Butternut Squash.

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