Comforting Butternut Squash Soup: Fall Favorite
Fall is here, and there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of comforting butternut squash soup to warm your soul. This recipe is a fall favorite in our family, and I’m excited to share it with you. The rich, velvety texture and the earthy sweetness of butternut squash combined with aromatic spices make it the perfect dish for chilly evenings.
- 1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled and cubed
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
- Toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until they become translucent.
- Add the chopped butternut squash, carrot, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for a few minutes until the spices become fragrant.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. If you prefer a creamier texture, add the heavy cream and blend again until well combined.
- Serve the butternut squash soup hot, garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds for a delightful crunch.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
This comforting butternut squash soup is a delightful fall favorite that will keep you warm and satisfied. The combination of sweet butternut squash, aromatic spices, and a touch of cream creates a cozy and flavorful soup that’s perfect for the season.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 220, Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 4g
Fall is a time for gathering with loved ones and savoring the flavors of the season. This butternut squash soup recipe has been a staple in our family for generations, and I hope it becomes a cherished dish in your home too. As you take that first spoonful, you’ll be transported to the cozy warmth of autumn, surrounded by the vibrant colors of falling leaves. So, embrace the season, and enjoy this fall favorite with your friends and family. It’s a bowl of comfort and a taste of fall in every bite.