Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
Rich, velvety, and brimming with the warmth of autumn, our Spiced Butternut Squash Soup is a celebration of seasonal flavors. This comforting soup is a timeless classic that transforms simple ingredients into a symphony of taste and aroma. Whether you’re looking for a soul-soothing dish on a chilly day or an elegant appetizer for a special gathering, this recipe is a culinary masterpiece that never fails to impress.
- 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
- Add the cubed butternut squash, chopped apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Sauté for a few minutes.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer until the squash is tender.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth and creamy.
- Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
- Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with chopped parsley, and sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg for an extra pop of flavor.
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Creamy butternut squash soup with a blend of aromatic spices, perfect for autumn gatherings.
Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 3g
Indulge in the heartwarming embrace of Spiced Butternut Squash Soup. With every spoonful, you’ll experience the richness of the butternut squash, the subtle sweetness of the apple, and the captivating dance of cinnamon and nutmeg. The velvety texture is the embodiment of comfort, like a cozy blanket for your taste buds. Whether served as an appetizer or the main course, this soup has the power to make ordinary moments extraordinary. So gather around, savor each spoonful, and let the flavors transport you to the essence of fall.