Monday, March 3, 2014

The Easiest Butternut Squash Soup Ever

easy butternut squash soup

Okay, so today is a "stay at home and do nothing because I am sick"  kind of day and the number one thing I ALWAYS want whenever I am sick is soup! Usually I take the easy way out and heat up a can of condensed soup, slurp it down, and crawl back into bed but today was different. It was different for one reason: I had butternut squash. Butternut squash isn't ordinarily considered a game changer but today, for me, it was. The story of how I ended up with butternut squash is not an interesting one. I was in the store, saw a package of Green Giant pre-cubed butternut squash and had to have it, for some reason. I was fantasizing about roasting it, or sauteing it, or whatever else and serving it as a side to some amazing main course. But, alas, I made soup!

This soup is so good! Since I have never made it before I cut-and-pasted a few different recipes together to make something I thought sounded good and was also super easy to make. Two things I knew before I made this: 1- I love butternut squash bisque but didn't want to make bisque because I am sick and don't want dairy and 2- I needed soup or I would die.

I started the cooking by preparing all of my ingredients that needed to be prepped. By "all of my ingredients" I mean "my two ingredients." Also, since I bought pre-cubed squash all I needed to do for prep was to chop half an onion. If you don't take the low and easy road like me all you need to do to prepare a squash is peel the squash with a veggie peeler, half it, scoop the seeds, and cube away. For this recipe, which is a small batch, half a squash will do.
How gorgeous are these ingredients together?
All-in-all this soup is basically an auto-pilot dish that cooks itself and lets you sit back and enjoy a nice winter day indoors reading and checking your email every 20 minutes. It served me perfectly as my sick-day dish but would be an excellent meal starter for a dinner party. It is incredibly creamy without actually having any cream in it but is super light and crazy satisfying. I know the name of "easiest soup ever" is probably a little over zealous but I don't care...

Here is how to make this butternut squash soup-

  • 12 ounce package- Cubed Butternut Squash or half of one fresh butternut squash
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon- Unsalted Butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. Prep necessary ingredients
  2. Melt butter in large pot and add onion
  3. Allow onion to cook in butter until translucent- this took about 5 minutes
  4. Add butternut squash and chicken stock and bring to a simmer
  5. Let cook for about 15 minutes- until squash is fork tender
  6. Remove squash cubes with a slotted spoon and put into blender and blend until smooth- I also took put the onion into the blender because I wanted a completely smooth soup
  7. Return blended mixture to stock, stir, season with salt and pepper, and serve
  8. Finish with freshly ground pepper and enjoy!

Before being blended- I would probably eat this as is!

The finished product

I enjoyed my soup with one of my 6 ingredient drop biscuits and it was perfect to take a bite then slurp up a spoonful of soup.

Hope this turns out as good for you as it did for me

*playlist for today's cooking session was a super mellow and inspiring song by Jose Gonzalez called Stay Alive Image Map


  1. This looks so good! :-) Hope you're feeling better. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I am featuring you this week. :-) Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button from my sidebar for your blog. Hope you can join us again this week.

    1. Thanks so much for featuring me! I will definitely get a button! I am feeling much better!

      I am going to be linking up again this week for sure :)



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