butternut squash soup
Butternut Squash Soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

This butternut squash soup is a simple fall recipe for cozy fall dinners! With no sugar, dairy, or gluten, this recipe is healthy as well as delicious!

Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash soup, butternut squash,, fall soup,
Servings: 6
Author: Joy Kincaid at Artful Homemaking
Ingredients
  • 4-5 pounds butternut squash peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 3 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and diced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut the squash. First cut off the top and bottom and peel with a vegetable peeler. Then cut in half from top to bottom. Scoop out the seeds, then cut the squash in strips lengthwise. Cut into 1-inch chunks.

  2. Cut the carrots and onion into 1" chunks.

  3. Peel garlic cloves and dice.
  4. In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook while stirring, for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the squash, carrots, and garlic, and cook while stirring, for about 1 minute.
  6. Add the chicken broth to the vegetables and bring to a boil over high heat.
  7. Boil until the squash and carrots are soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Remove the pot from the heat.
  9. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. If you don't have an immersion blender. transfer the soup in batches to a blender and blend until smooth and return to pot.
  10. Season the soup with the salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice.
  11. Put the pot back on the heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  12. Serve hot, adding more salt or other seasonings if needed.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you want to make the soup a full meal, add 2-3 cups or more of cooked chicken during last 10 minutes of cooking.