Fall Comfort: Homemade Butternut Squash Soup


Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

Fall Comfort: Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

There’s something magical about fall—the crisp air, the vibrant leaves, and the undeniable comfort of a warm bowl of homemade butternut squash soup. This recipe encapsulates the essence of the season, bringing together the natural sweetness of butternut squash with a blend of aromatic spices that dance on your palate with every spoonful.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add a splash of oil and sauté the onion until translucent.
  2. Add the garlic, cubed butternut squash, carrots, vegetable broth, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth and creamy. Alternatively, carefully transfer the soup to a blender in batches to blend until smooth, then return it to the pot.
  4. Stir in the heavy cream and let the soup simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with chopped parsley, and sprinkle a dash of nutmeg on top.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Indulge in the cozy flavors of fall with this rich and velvety homemade butternut squash soup. It’s a comforting blend of seasonal ingredients and warming spices, perfect for chilly autumn days.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g

Indulge in the warmth and comfort of autumn with each spoonful of this homemade butternut squash soup. As you savor the velvety texture and the harmonious blend of spices, you’ll find yourself transported to cozy moments by the fireplace and gatherings with loved ones. This recipe isn’t just a soup; it’s a reminder that the most cherished fall memories are often seasoned with the simple joy of good food.

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