I love Butternut Squash! They are plentiful around here this time of year. I bought a medium-sized BN squash at the farmer’s market this week and the cooler temps are begging for warm soup – mmm
So today, inspired by a recipe on the Food Network web site I decided to go for it. Of course I added a little something more 😉 I wanted a recipe that did not call for milk or cream – I’m not a fan of either. So, this was my first time making it and OMG, it’s really so easy!! Not sure why I thought it was such a difficult thing to make…it is after all just soup!

Butternut Squash soup –


1 (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded
2 t olive oil (their recipe called for butter – I love olive oil!)
1 medium onion, chopped
*1/2 red pepper, chopped – *my addition. Next time I’ll also add a few cloves of fresh roasted garlic.
6 cups chicken stock
Nutmeg (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cut squash into 1/2-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender/food processor and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Serve.

Now, back to Crochet…

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I'm a Christian, married to an awesome man ♥ - a vigilant fighter against injustice. I'm a doer, deal seeker, pet-lover, nature lover, and optimistic "sweeper". I love fiber, art, textiles, & acrylic paint. Proud auntie to 3 nieces and 1 nephew. I can often be found with my best friend, (Husband) at local galleries/carnivals/festivals, day trips, antiquing, bargain shopping, concerts, walking/cycling around my beautiful city. I also enjoy hanging with my girlfriends, lunching/shopping. I do <3 handbags! My fav read: mystery & crime novels.

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