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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by mailibrocke

Makes 8 servings



We?ve served it both hot and chilled (add more apple juice if you serve it chilled.)

Recipe Ingredients for Butternut Squash Soup

5 pounds butternut squash
2 apples, chopped
2 yellow onions, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups apple juice
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 tablespoon ground pepper
1/2 cup apple juice

Recipe Directions for Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Peel and cut the squash. A vegetable peeler works best. Wear gloves if you have them and peel all the way down to the bright orange layer (don?t leave any white part, it is flavorless and grainy). Scoop out the seeds and strings with a spoon. Cut into chunks.

  2. Melt butter and oil in an 8-quart or larger pot. Add chopped onions and a pinch of salt. Stir the onions occasionally over medium heat until they are soft and translucent, about 5 to 8 minutes.

  3. Add the squash chunks, apples, chicken broth, and apple juice to the pot. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until tender (about 40 minutes). Test with a fork.

  4. Puree with a handheld emersion blender or in batches in a regular blender or food processor. (But be sure to let the soup cool slightly if using a regular blender otherwise the lid will blow off and you?ll have soup all over the kitchen!)

  5. Add salt, pepper and apple juice. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. Also note that if you want thicker soup add less broth and juice and if you want thinner soup add more. Note that store bought chicken broth is saltier than homemade. Be sure to adjust the seasonings depending on the saltiness of the broth.

  6. Serve soup warm in winter or chilled in the summer. This soup freezes very well, so make extra and then you?ll have quick dinners on hand in your freezer.

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Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 552.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
255
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
635mg
26%
Potassium
1178mg
34%
Total Carbohydrates
50.0g
17%
Dietary Fiber
7.1g
28%
Sugars
19.8g
Protein
3.7g
Vitamin A 605% Vitamin C 159%
Calcium 16% Iron 14%
* 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
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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