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Soups On!

It’s soup season!

The colder months are here. How do you keep yourself warm? There are obviously plenty of ways – warm sweaters, cozy blankets, sitting around the fireplace or bonfires, right? What is one sure fire way to stay cozy during these colder nights? That’s right! Making a deliciously, warm pot of soup!

There is nothing like curling up with a hot bowl of brothy goodness, whether it is chicken, pumpkins, squash, or veggies, it just tastes oh so good.

Soup is the easiest thing to cook with only a handful of ingredients. Agreed there are so many different ways to make them, so many different ingredients to use.

For this week’s blog, I thought I’d share a hearty soup recipe made with butternut squash! ūüôā

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This buttery smooth soup is made from butternut squash with veggies and select seasonings. It’s topped with a little shaken cream and paprika.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1¬†pound¬†butternut squash¬†about 1 medium sized squash, can also use acorn squash
  • 1¬†tsp¬†olive oil
  • 1¬†each¬†onion¬†cut in half
  • 1¬†cup¬†celery¬†chopped
  • 1¬†tsp¬†garlic powder
  • 1¬†tsp¬†pepper flakes
  • 1¬†tsp¬†oregano
  • 2¬†cups¬†chicken broth¬†low sodium
  • 2¬†cups¬†water
  • 2¬†ounces¬†half and half
  • 4¬†tsp¬†heavy cream¬†for garnish
  • 1¬†tsp¬†paprika¬†for garnish
  • Microwave the butternut squash for 1-2 minutes. Cut it in half and remove the seeds, skin, and core. Cut the squash into cubes. Chop the onion.
  • Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat on a stove. Add the olive oil, then add the squash, onion, and celery. Add the seasonings. Cover and cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the broth and water to the pot with the squash. Bring all to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes or until the squash is tender. Puree with a vertical blender. Add the cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
  • To serve, place the soup into bowls. Shake the heavy cream and pour a little on top of each one. Garnish with paprika. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8249IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

Enjoy the soup season!

Stay warm and healthy! ūüôā

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DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information is for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Consult a physician before taking any action.

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