Butternut Squash Soup

Squash Soup

 

I can count the number of times on one hand that I’ve cooked or eaten butternut squash.  Someone should have introduced me to this jewel of a soup a long time ago.  I will be making this many times!     It’s amazing both hot or cold. It’s restaurant good.

Sonja one of my fellow teachers, loves to cook.  She and I share recipes and this is one of hers.   I knew it was a hit when her son brought a cup of it to school for his girlfriend to taste.  When does that ever happen?

Coconut milk where have you been all of my life?  Mark Bittman thinks coconut milk should be a staple in everyone’s pantry.  I bought a can and waited for the right recipe to appear and here it is.  I really can’t explain the depth of flavors  this soup has.  Creamy, savory, and a little sweet all mixed in there  in just the right proportions.    The touch of lemon juice is the perfect ending.  I took it a step further and added smoked crumbled bacon bits before serving.  The hardest part of the recipe is peeling and cutting the squash.  If you are not sure how to do it just google how to cut a butternut squash and there you go instant instructions.

Squash Soup

Yield:  6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 large or 2 lb. butternut squash, cubed 1 inch
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 yukon gold or russset potato, cubed 1 inch
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 can of good coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste ( I used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt while sauteing the garlic and onion and added more at the end)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 slice of bacon crumbles for each bowl
  • chives

Directions:

  1. Heat oil on a medium high temperature.  Cook garlic and onion for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add squash, carrots, potato, and stock.  Cook for about 25 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add coconut milk.
  4. Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.  A blender can be used, but blend in small batches.
  5. Add the juice from 1 lemon.
  6. Top each bowl  with bacon bits and chives.
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37 Comments

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37 responses to “Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Haeven 2nd period

    I never would have thought to add lemon juice to add more flavor .

  2. Taylor

    I learned that a blender can be used instead of an immersion blender, but you have to blend in small batches.

  3. malik 2 peroid

    what i learned is that you have to use a blender but you only can blend in small batches

  4. Nohemi 2nd

    I learned that adding cocunut milk adds a sweet taste to your plate.

  5. lindsay

    cocoa nut gives it more flavor.

  6. Cory

    I think the lemon juice would give it a little flavor.

  7. Chandler Banks

    I think the garlic would bring out the flavors in the other ingredients.

  8. hali 3rd

    I have learned that using lemon juice makes it have more flavor

  9. I learned lemon juice adds more flavor

  10. Janie Hughes

    I learned that if you add bacon it gives the soup more flavor.

  11. Baylee

    I learned that it is hard to peel and cut squash.

  12. Tyree

    Lemon juice gives it more flavor

  13. Sara

    you can add lemon juice at the end to give it more flavor

  14. Cameron 4th period

    I learned that cutting the squash was the hardest part.

  15. jahqae 4th period

    i learned that putting lemon juice in it after your done adds more flavor

  16. Rachel 4th pd.

    I learned that an emersion blender can be used in the pan

  17. Peter 4th

    lemon gives more flavor

  18. Never knew that lemon and bacon added flavor.

  19. Dejai 4th period

    i learned and that an imersion blender lets you blend your ingredients in a pan

  20. peyton 4th

    you can add lemon juice for extra flavor

  21. Evan 4th

    I learned that coconut milk makes it taste sweet.

  22. michael 4th period

    i learned that lemon jucie adds flavor

  23. Madison

    I learned that adding lemon juice can add extra flavor to your dish.

  24. zoey 4th

    you can use lemon juice to add taste

  25. candace

    coconut gives it flavor

  26. i learned that the hardest part of making the soup is peelig the squash .

  27. Derrell Mims

    i would never think to add lemon juice.

  28. monique 4th period

    I leraned that if you add lemon it gives it more flavour

  29. taylor 4th

    i never knew how hard it was to peel squash.

  30. sederia 4th

    i learned that lemon adds flavor.

  31. lilly 4th period

    you have to blend until it is smooth

  32. Gabi 4th

    I learned that if you add lemon juice, it gives it more flavor.

  33. lilly 4th period

    you have to blend it until it is smooth

  34. Ashleigh 4th

    coconut milk gives it more flavor

  35. emily ♥ 4th

    Coconut gives it more flavor.

  36. Bryana 4rd

    I learned that adding lemon at the end adds more flavor to it, and that cutting the squash can be diffcult.

  37. Tabitha 1st period

    Coconut milk gives it a little more taste and adds the creamy texture

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