Butternut Squash Soup
February 4: National Homemade Soup Day
At one of Highlander’s work conference dinners, we met a fellow foodie, Sol S., who aspires to write a comfort food cookbook. He wants to feature recipes that are homemade, healthy and hearty. He shared with us his butternut squash soup recipe to try out in our own kitchen. It was delicious and simply satisfying! Butternut squash soup is comfort food for cold weather and is also appropriate for National Homemade Soup Day.
(From Sol S.)
- 1 medium butternut squash (we used 2 12-ounce bags of squash already cut and cubed)
- 1 sweet onion, quartered
- 3 cloves garlic with skins on
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 ½ cups chicken stock
- 1 cup sweet corn
Peel the butternut squash, cut the ends off, remove the seeds and dice into 1-inch cubes. Peel and quarter the onion, removing the ends. In a large bowl, mix the squash, onions and garlic with the olive oil, salt and pepper until well coated. Place on a foil-lined baking pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes (after 30 minutes, stir to roast evenly). Remove from the oven and discard the garlic skins.
In a large pot, place the roasted vegetables (squash, onions and garlic) and cover with the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes. Let cool. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. In a blender, puree in batches. Put the pureed vegetables back in the pot and simmer with the sweet corn until heated through. Serve immediately in soup bowls.
- Sol S. garnishes his butternut squash soup with cooked shrimp or crabmeat or shredded chicken. The sweet corn adds texture to this recipe. Good luck to him as he authors his project!
- Search our blog for other soup recipes.