Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

 Holy hell it's October. How did that happen? 

Well, since we're here, let's get October started right with a nice cozy cool-weather dish, shall we?

This is my second attempt at this recipe (I wrote about the first one here), and I'm really happy with how it turned out this time. This recipe is made to our tastes. I added the parsley and thyme to add an extra dimension of flavor. It ended up pretty mild, but still very tasty. It was perfect after I added oyster crackers (this is how I feel about all soups, though). Feel free to play around with the flavor profile to make it to your tastes.

2 Tbsp butter
1 small onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 medium carrot, diced (I used baby carrots, since that's what I had, and ended up using about 24)
2 medium potatoes, cut into ~1" chunks
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (I used this tutorial)
1 (32 oz) container chicken stock
handful of fresh parsley, chopped (I ended up with about 2 Tbsp after chopping)
dash of thyme (maybe half a tsp)
milk (optional)

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


1. Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onion, celery, carrot, potatoes, and squash and cook for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. 

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

2. Add enough of the chicken stock to cover vegetables. Add the parsley and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

4. This is where it gets tricky. An immersion blender would be ideal here, but alas I do not have one (yet). If you have a blender, transfer the soup to it, and blend until smooth. I don't have one so I used my food processor instead. 

5. Return soup to the pot, and mix in any remaining stock to attain desired consistency. You could also add milk for a creamier consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

And that's it! From start to finish, this takes about an hour and a half. Cutting the squash is the most time-consuming part, so if you're making this on a weeknight I suggest prepping that the night or the weekend before, and storing it in a baggy in the fridge until you're ready for it. I also suggest baking the seeds, they taste just like pumpkin seeds! 


  1. Yum! We got an immersion blender through Groupon a couple years ago and it is nice to have for things like this. We will have to make this sometime soon!

  2. Yum,this is right up Brian's alley, we'll definitely have to try this.

  3. YUM! The perfect fall dinner.

    I would sub coconut oil for the butter to make this Paleo.

    thanks for the great idea!

    xo, Nina


  4. Thanks! And that's a great idea!

  5. Thanks, I hope you guys enjoy it!

  6. I keep meaning to get one, I don't know why I haven't yet! Haha. Thanks, hope you enjoy it!


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