Thursday, December 10, 2009

Savory Butternut Squash Soup--Perfect for the Holidays!


Creamy soups don't always require cream to give them that velvety texture.  My favorite fall squash is butternut.  Butternut squashes are packed with beta-carotene, fiber, and has only 80 Calories per cup!  This soup makes for a great addition to any potluck or as a starter for your next dinner party!  I always enjoy it for lunch the next day! 
Main Course


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

2 tsp Olive Oil

1 Onion, chopped

1 stalk Celery, chopped

2 bags Frozen Butternut Squash

1 box Chicken or Vegetable Broth

1/4—1/2tsp Dried Sage

1—2Tbsp Butter, unsalted

Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

In a stock pot, sauté onion and celery in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add butternut squash and sauté for 5 minutes. Season with sage and add chicken broth. Bring soup to a boil and then drop to a simmer for 20-30 minutes. Blend with a blending stick or in a blender. Stir in butter to the soup and season with salt.

5 comments:

Anthony Sepe said...

This looks really great WendyJo; can't wait to try this. I just posted a Holiday Snack mix, which would accompany this well.

Thanks for sharing!
~Anthony

Janel (Dine Dish Delish) said...

Hi there! My Meal Balls would make a great holiday appetizer! Good thought. When I ate them, I made a ketchup-hot sauce dip because I like things spicy. Or some sort of chipotle mayo might be yummy. Let me know how they turn out!

Nicole M., MS, RD, LD said...

I've made a soup really similar to this, looks wonderful!

tam said...

I think butternut squash is my favorite soup I could eat it all day everyday! xx

FoodFitnessFreshair said...

I'm a big fan of butternut squash soup. I also love carrot soup, which is similar. A combination of pureed carrots and squash also works nicely.