Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Best Butternut Squash Soup recipe? Learn how to make Best Butternut Squash Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by michelelyl

Makes 6 servings



Thanksgiving Classic but also good on a cold winter night...or a snowy spring night for that matter!

Recipe Ingredients for Best Butternut Squash Soup

4 cups of butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed into 1" pieces (one large squash)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of salt
3 cups of fat free chicken broth
1/2 cup of fat free half and half
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Best Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Toss the cubed and peeled butternut squash with the olive oil and salt.

  2. Place on a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan (with sides).

  3. Roast for 45 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees until tender and it looks GBD (Golden, Brown and Delicious-as coined by Alton Brown)

  4. Place the squash in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the chicken broth a little at a time, stirring constantly. Only add enough broth to barely cover the squash- you might need a little more or less depending on how large your squash was :)

  5. Bring the squash & broth to a low boil.

  6. Grate about 1/2 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg (yes, this is important) into the squash. Stir to incorporate.

  7. Using a stick blender, blend the soup until smooth and creamy. You can use a counter blender, but it's hot and messy. Spend the $10- you will use the stick blender forever and for many things like soup, sauces and smoothies.

  8. Warm the fat free half and half in the microwave for about 1 minute.

  9. Pour into the soup and mix very well to incorporate. You might need a little more if the soup is too thick.

  10. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also serve this with a dollop of sour cream, but the calorie count does not include this- but is is fantastic!!

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First Course

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 238.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
95
Calories from Fat
28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.1g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1592mg
66%
Potassium
433mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
13.5g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
3.4g
Vitamin A 198% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 5% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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