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Cold-Weather Favorite: Butternut Squash Soup

When winter comes around, there’s no soup I crave more than butternut squash. The flavor is just so warm and comforting, and I love the sweetness.

This soup tastes creamy and decadent, even though there is no cream in this recipe. It’s extremely nutritious, so you can feel great about eating a second bowl.

Serve alongside some crusty bread and your favorite salad, and you’ll have a wonderfully tasty meal for any chilly night.

Butternut Squash Soup

Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 carrot, diced
1 onion, diced
4 cups cubed butternut squash, fresh or frozen
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. brown sugar

Instructions:

1. Heat oil in a large soup pot. Add carrot and onion. Cook until vegetables have begun to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Photo by Christina Stanley-Salerno

Photo by Christina Stanley-Salerno

2. Stir in butternut squash, thyme, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, about 30 minutes.

Photo by Christina Stanley-Salerno

Photo by Christina Stanley-Salerno

3. Allow soup to cool before placing into a blender or food processor along with brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Blend/process until smooth. Heat before serving.

Photo by Christina Stanley-Salerno

Photo by Christina Stanley-Salerno

2 Responses to “Cold-Weather Favorite: Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. Victoria says:

    LOVED IT!! Thank you for sharing!!

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