Creamy Butternut Squash Soup: Warmth in a Bowl



Creamy Butternut Squash Soup: Warmth in a Bowl

Picture this: a chilly autumn evening, a cozy kitchen filled with the inviting aroma of roasting butternut squash, and a bowl of velvety goodness that promises comfort beyond measure. Our Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is more than a dish; it’s an experience that wraps you in warmth with every spoonful. Let’s embark on a culinary journey that combines the rustic flavors of fall with the indulgence of a creamy, soul-soothing soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss the cubed butternut squash with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Spread it on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized.
  3. In a pot, heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent.
  4. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the roasted butternut squash, chopped apple, thyme, and nutmeg.
  6. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
  7. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth and creamy.
  8. Stir in the heavy cream and let the soup simmer gently for an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of cream, a sprinkle of nutmeg, and a few thyme leaves.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Yields: 4 servings

Rich, velvety, and brimming with the flavors of fall, our Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is the ultimate comfort dish. Roasted butternut squash, aromatic thyme, and a touch of nutmeg come together in a harmonious blend that’s both soothing and indulgent.

Nutrition: Calories: 220 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 28g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 3g

Picture yourself wrapped in a soft blanket, the steam from a bowl of Creamy Butternut Squash Soup wafting up and embracing you in its cozy aroma. Each spoonful takes you deeper into the heart of autumn, where warmth and comfort reign supreme. It’s a reminder that the simplest ingredients can create the most unforgettable moments. So, next time you crave a taste of fall’s embrace, remember this recipe and savor the essence of the season in every mouthful.

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