Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe adapted from People magazine – December 2013

I absolutely adore butternut squash, in any incarnation. The flavor of this butternut squash soup is enhanced by roasting the squash in the oven, then adding honey and a bit of nutmeg to the finished soup. A good thing about this soup – you don’t have to peel the squash, which I hate …

   Ingredients

  • 2 – 3 pounds of butternut squash  (You want to end up with 5 – 6 cups of mashed squash.)
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 2 Tbs. honey – or ‘to taste’
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg – or ‘to taste’
  • 1 tsp. salt – or ‘to taste’

Preheat oven to 350.

Cut butternut squash in half. Remove the seeds and fibers and discard.

As you can see, I used 1 1/2 very large squashes and I ended up with quite a bit left over, which was absolutely fine with me.  (You want enough squash to end up with 5 – 6 cups of mashed squash.)

Roaster Butternut Squash Soup - My Yellow Farmhouse.jpg Lightly oil a cookie sheet with olive oil. Be sure to use a sided cookie sheet.  I used one without sides and had to clean the oven after…..  Place squash, cut side down, on the cookie sheet.  Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until squash is very tender when pierced with a sharp knife.

Scrape squash pulp into a blender.  (I didn’t have a blender when I made the soup at our Pocono house, so I pureed the squash in batches using my small Nutri Bullet. Hence, the photo of the pureed squash not in a blender, but in a bowl.)

Puree squash with about 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock and honey until smooth.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Butternut Squash Soup and Truffles 058Place pureed squash in a large saucepan. Add 1/2 cup half & half, remaining broth and 1 tsp salt – or ‘to taste’. Cook, stirring, occasionally, until heated through.  Do no boil !!

If you like a thinner soup, add more chicken broth. If you like a thicker soup, add more pureed squash.  Serve sprinkled with a bit of nutmeg.  Enjoy!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup - My Yellow Farmhouse.jpg

2 thoughts on “Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  1. This soup really looks delicious. and the addition of half and half (10% ha ha!) and honey really enhances the flavour. Thanks for sharing!

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