Butternut squash soup

by Suzanne on January 24, 2014

in Soup & Salad

Butternut squash soup |you-made-that.comI could eat soup every day unfortunately the rest of my family doesn’t feel the same way. My son and husband tend to like the meaty soups and stews that keep them full longer, I do too but it’s also nice to have a light soup and salad and splurge on dessert. This light butternut squash soup is a nice smooth texture soup with mild flavor. The squash is somewhat sweet and I didn’t want to overpower the flavor of the squash with an assertive herb like thyme or rosemary although I do enjoy those herbs very much. I decided on cumin with a dash of coriander and sage. Some may think the spices and herbs I chose are strong but I used them with a light hand. If you’re feeling like something with heat add a bit of cayenne pepper. This soup makes a small amount enough for three large bowls so adjust according to your families needs.

Butternut squash soup

1 T. olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper chopped
1 clove of garlic pressed
16 oz. butternut squash cubed
1 quart of chicken broth
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. of ground sage
1/8 tsp. of ground coriander
salt and pepper to taste
garnishes: lightly salted pumpkin seeds, herb croutons

Step 1: Heat olive oil on medium high heat and toss in the onions, bell pepper, garlic and squash. Cook until the onion is translucent.
Step 2: Add the the chicken broth, cumin, sage, coriander and let cook until squash is very soft. Then turn off heat and let cool down until warm. Put the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Reheat the soup on the stovetop until hot.


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1 Paula January 24, 2014 at 10:49 am

I could eat a variation of butternut squash soup every day….at least for a week. Love that stuff. Can’t wait to try your version.

2 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking January 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

I love butternut squash soup and have been in a soup mood since the weather got colder. I agree with you, although hearty soups keep you full longer, someday a bowl of light soup is all I need

3 Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine January 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I’m with you Susanne, I love this kind of soup and it sounds like your spices are just perfect! Really pretty pictures too!

4 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 24, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Butternut squash soup is one of my favorites!

5 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} January 24, 2014 at 7:36 pm

I am with you – I could eat soup every day. Hubby likes it but everyday might be over his threshold. Your soup looks and sounds absolutely divine! Happy Friday!!!

6 Choc Chip Uru January 24, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Such a delicious soup, who can resist butternut anything? 😛
I love the colour and flavour!


7 Vicki Bensinger January 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Butternut Squash soup is one of my favorites. I usually add curry or nutmeg to mine but I like the spices you’ve used. I will have to try those next time. Beautiful color!

8 Bonny @ Clever Hen January 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm

What a beautiful soup! Yum! I can’t wait to make it.

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