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Easy butternut squash soup

Easy Butternut Squash Soup


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  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This easy butternut squash soup recipe is delicious and timeless: the sweet squash forms a creamy puree with a handful of ingredients and no cream!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 pound butternut squash
  • 1 medium boiling potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper (or white pepper, if you have it)
  • To garnish: Fresh sage, sour cream or coconut milk (or vegan sour cream) and fresh herbs

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice 2 shallots. Dice the butternut squash (see the video!). Peel the potato and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil, add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are translucent (5 to 10 minutes).
  3. Add the squash, potato, 1 bay leaf, a few pinch of kosher salt, and 3 cups of water. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a steady simmer. Cook about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender.
  4. Remove the bay leaf and let the soup cool slightly. Then puree the soup using an immersion blender (or transfer to a blender, then transfer back to the pot). Let the soup cool a bit more; it will thicken a bit and become creamy. Taste and add kosher salt and pepper to taste (we added about 1 teaspoon kosher salt). Use white pepper to preserve the pure look of the soup (if you don’t mind the black flecks, use black pepper).
  5. Serve garnished with sour cream and fresh dill, or other garnishes as desired.

Notes

Adapted from Williams and Sonoma: Rome Tip: We highly recommend an immersion blender for a pureed soup. However, a blender or food processor will also suffice – you’ll just have to transfer the soup to the blender and back to the pot. You also can stir in spices of your choice to add a bit of flair – curry powder, cumin, coriander, chipotle powder, etc.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Butternut Squash Soup, Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe, Butternut Squash, Soup, Vegetarian