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Butternut Squash and Kale Soup Recipe

Updated on January 2, 2015

Soup is On

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Soup Recipes using Butternut Squash and Kale

Soup recipes come out of the recipe box during the cold months of winter. Actually there is no recipe box as I make up the soup as I go along, and often use what I have on hand. However for HubPage recipes I do write the amount of ingredients for all recipes. Soup makes the best and healthiest lunches and lite dinners. I am generally very busy during the day and don't like to stop and think about what to fix for lunch. We always have a container of soup in the fridge and the freezer.

Once a week I gather my soup ingredients and make enough soup to last for the week. Most of my soups contain lots of vegetables, beans and occasionally chicken or beef, but they are mostly vegetarian. I always feel self-righteous serving a healthy bowl of soup for my husband and myself. So I give myself a hearty pat on the back. This soup contains a lot of ingredients and several steps, but it goes together easily and only has to cook for a short period of time. It is worth the fuss. I have been wanting to use butternut squash in soup and thought by adding some kale and other greens it would be super healthful. Another good quality about soup is that it is often inexpensive to make. Hope you like it.

Chop the Onions and Garlic

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Chop CIlantro and Baby Kale

I always like lots of greens in soup
I always like lots of greens in soup | Source

Add smoky paprika to the onions and garlic

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Add the chopped celery

Add the chopped celery directly to the soup while cooking.
Add the chopped celery directly to the soup while cooking.

Sauté the Vegetables

The garlic, onions and squash are browining
The garlic, onions and squash are browining | Source

The Soup is on its way

Everything is cooking
Everything is cooking

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Butternut squash, Peeled and cubed
  • 4 Cups Baby Organic Kale
  • 1 Large Onion, Chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, Chopped
  • 1 Cup Celery, Chopped
  • 1 Cup Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh ginger, Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Curry
  • 2 Tablespoons Tarragon
  • 2 Tablespoons Black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoky Paprika
  • 1 Gallon Half water and vegetable stock

Instructions for the Soup

  1. Chop the onions and garlic in small pieces.
  2. Saute the onion and garlic in the grapeseed oil
  3. Add the squash cubes to the onions and garlic,and cook until tender.
  4. Start the water and vegetable stock for the soup. Allow to reach a boil and lower the heat.
  5. Add the kale to the water. Cook on a medium heat
  6. Pour the onions, garlic and squash mixture to the soup.
  7. Add the chopped celery to the soup mix.
  8. With a slotted spoon remove the squash cubes from the soup mix.
  9. Blend one half of the squash in the blender and add back to the soup.
  10. Blend the rest of the squash in the blender and add back to the soup.
  11. Add one small can of tomato paste to the water.
  12. Add the cilantro and all the spices to the soup. Stir the tomato paste until well blended.
  13. Continue cooking for about 45 minutes on a low heat.
  14. Add salt and pepper to your taste.

Butternut Squash and Kale Soup

5 stars from 3 ratings of Hearty Soup

Puree the squash in the blender

After removing the squash blend until smooth.
After removing the squash blend until smooth. | Source

Other Ideas

If you are making this soup for dinner include a salad with tomatoes and avocados and you are covering a huge nutritional scope.

You can substitute or add other vegetables such as fresh tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, turnips , parsnips, fresh parsley, leeks, broccoli and cabbage. I always enjoy trying different veggies in soup even the ones that are not usually included in a soup recipe.

Add different spices for creating a new flavor. Add oregano, basil, thyme. If you like your soup hot add extra cayenne pepper to get your eyes to water a little.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      I had read your post previously and i tried out this recipe. Came out great so had to convey my gratitude to you.Thanks :)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      You are most welcome.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you GinaBina4

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you GinaBina4

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      Gina 4 years ago from West Tennessee

      This sounds & looks delicious & healthy. I am going to make it. Thank you for a great recipe!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Gail: I appreciate your visit, lovely comments and of course votes, bookmark and sharing.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      This looks delicious! Actually, it looks delicious and healthy. I am going to give this a try. I eat soup all year, so I love it when I see new recipes that look delicious. Thanks for sharing this, Carol. Voted up, bookmarked and shared.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      It is easy enough and so healthful.. Thank you for stopping by.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Peggy W...Thank you so much ..we always learn something new don't we..I love reading hubs because I have learned many new things. Thanks for votes, stars and share.

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      Deborah-Diane 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I buy a butternut squash soup at a local grocery store, but now I will try to make it myself!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Carol,

      I made a butternut soup recipe not long ago and it turned out great but I did not jot down the ingredients I used. Most of my soups are never quite the same because...like you do...I use things on hand which vary. This recipe I know would be great with the ingredients you used. Gave it a 5 star rating and up and useful votes. Will also share.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      KidscraftsI love hearing about recipes of mine that others tried. I am so delighted you liked it..You can personalize it with your own spices and different veggies..but I am sure you already know that..

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Hi Carol!

      Finally.... I tried your recipe today! It's delicious....and very spicy :-)

      Thanks again!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      DDE: I just kind of made this up as I went along. Thank you!!!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Looks such a delicious meal and so true of how these kind of recipes popout during the winter.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you dwachira: Hope you enjoy the soup and we know it is very healthful Thanks for votes and share.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi carol7777,

      I would really like to try this one out, Kale is common among greens here in Kenya and i would like to taste it on Butternut Squash and Kale Soup. Voted up, useful and shared.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you as always...I appreciate the support, votes and pinning..Thank you so much.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you as always...I appreciate the support, votes and pinning..Thank you so much.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nice, interesting and healthy soup Carol. Nice complementing photos.

      Voted up, useful and pinned.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much Debbie oh fine poet!!! It is really healthful and certainly low in calories. I like your new Veggie group.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Carol soup is on today.. thank you so much.. I love this recipe..

      sharing in cooking time

      Debbie

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Mmm another for my recipe book .

      Thanks for sharing carol and have a great weekend.

      Eddy.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for visiting. Actually I wasn't going to puree it but I thought I would try..And it really added to the thickness of the soup. However you make it I am sure it will be fine.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Last night, I sautéed squash with other veggies, like okra, string beans and eggplant for our dinner.

      There's a little water in it, too for the soup (lol).

      Can't wait to make a squash and kale soup just like you shared it here.

      But I will not puree it. I like to chew the bits of squash while thinking of other ideas on HubPages (lol).

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Glad you fund it worth trying. It is so healthful--that alone is a selling point. thank you as always.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Loving this recipe on this cold blustery day here. Thanks for it.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much. I still have a batch in the freezer.. I always cook soups for the freezer when we need a quick meal. thanks for stopping by with your lovely angels. and the pinning and votes.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Carol

      this sounds so healthful and yummy...two of my favorite veggies are in it so I am bookmarking it to try.

      Voted up and pinned.

      Have a lovely rest of the evening, my Friend

      Sending Angels to you and yours :) ps

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Rolly: I always appreciate a visit and especially the nice compliments.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Carol... printing this one off, a must try as I love all the ingredients... great photography...

      Hugs on a cold Canadian day

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you for stopping in for a little soup. We are having it for lunch today...

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      I don't eat kale as often as I should and know it's very nutritious. This soup is a good way to incorporate kale in my diet. I like all the ingredients so will definitely give it a try. Thanks Carol :)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thanks Kidscrafts for your suggestions. They sound really good. Thank you for visiting and votes. Always nice to see you.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I definitely will try your recipes! I can live just on soup!

      I don't know if you tried these ones :

      - lettuce and tarragon (sauté one onion, then add on head of iceberge lettuce and tarragon to taste + chicken broth..... and when it's cooked, blend with the mixer)

      - zucchini and basilic (sauté two or three onions, then add the zucchinis in slices and basilic + chicken broth..... and when it's cooked, blend with the mixer)

      Thanks for this recipes, Carol!

      Voted up and delicious..... oops there is no "delicious" category..... OK...useful then :-)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thank you breakfast pop for being a good hubber friend...Always good to visit.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I just like all the healthful ingredients. Maybe you will try it. It keeps a long time and is cheap to make. thanks for stopping by as always .

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Peg: It is good soup and you know kale is one of the most important veggies out there. It is very tender..I particularly like the baby kale as it is sweeter. Thanks for dropping in.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Thanks for the recipes, carol. We love soup!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I would probably eat this as I do like squash. I know Bev would eat it. I'll pass it along and we'll see what happens. Thanks, Carol!

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This looks like an interesting combination of butternut squash and kale. I saw a package of kale at the market and wondered what could be done with it other than the normal steamed version. Thanks for this great idea of soup. The instructions are well explained and the results look warming and hearty.