Thursday, October 27, 2016

Butternut Squash Soup

The temperature took a turn for the worst overnight and it's snowing or freezing rain out there early this morning. Last night we had delicious squash soup for supper, together with crusty rosemary bread and barbequed salmon (looks like we won't be barbequing much now!).  This is my version of this delicious fall soup. I've made the soup with cream a couple of times, and it really is creamy, but normally I make it with skim milk, and it still tastes delicious! This recipe makes about six generous servings.

1  medium-sized butternut squash
2  cups turkey or chicken stock
1  tbsp butter
3/4 cup onion, chopped
2  tbsp flour
3/4 cup celery (leaves included), chopped
2  cups half-and-half cream, or milk (I use skim)
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 1/2 - 2 tsp ginger

Cut squash in half, place cut sides down in a shallow pan and pour about an inch of water in the pan. Cook the squash in the oven at 350'F for about an hour, until soft when pricked with a fork.

Scoop out the squash and mash, then set aside.

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onion and saute until onion is transparent. Add flour and stir for a few minutes. Add stock all at once and whisk quickly to remove any lumps. Add squash and all remaining ingredients and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it's almost to a boil. Puree the soup in a blender and serve. 


such a beautiful, dense squash
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  1. Morning Wendy...
    Wet...cold and windy here too!
    That sounds looks delish...I have never made one before...perhaps I should!
    enjoy your day...
    Linda :o)

  2. yum! I love this soup and your table looks beautiful!

  3. I love butternut squash soup and I add an apple or pear sometimes for a taste of sweetness. My recipe calls for the chicken or vegetable stock as well but no milk. Yum, could eat soup every day.
    We're even having a soup and sandwich pot luck after church this Sunday.

  4. That sounds delicious! It is definitely soup weather and I'd like to try your recipe this fall.


  5. It looks yummy Wendy, I make a butternut squash soup too I must try your version. :) x

  6. Chilly here too. I went straight down to the kitchen and made some squash soup of my own. Had to add a couple of carrots and 2% milk was to hand.

  7. We've got snow falling at present.

    I've never actually had squash.

  8. Such a tasty soup and so warming.
    I like your table lay out too.

    All the best Jan

  9. This sounds, and looks, so good that I have copied your recipe and will try it when next I buy a butternut squash.

  10. Mmm . . . perfect for a cold autumn day!! It looks delicious. I don't have a kitchen right now, and have been haunting the local diner to get their homemade chicken noodle soup. It's that time of year.

  11. That's exactly what I need on this chilly day. I hate scraping frost off my car so I've started parking my vehicle in the garage again.

  12. Oh, how I love soup! I make a similar soup, but without added flour for thickening. And a touch of cream at the end smooths out the flavours wonderfully!

  13. This looks so good and your table setting is so pretty. It's always a little shock to get that first snow......I hate driving in it. Thanks for the recipe! x Karen

  14. Yum yum yum - my absolute favourite soup!

  15. I could fancy a bowl of that!

  16. Wendy this recipe sounds so delicious!! I may need to make this-thanks for sharing

  17. The color of your soup is beautiful, full of autumn. Happy Halloween.

  18. This recipe sounds so, so good and I like that you use Skim milk.
    I think some of the Fall soups call for such heavy creams and an over generous amount of butter.
    Your weather sounds like Winter and yet at this moment it sounds so refreshing.
    87 here today and very dry-no Fall color for us this year.
    Could you use two roommates!
    Thanks for sharing this fab recipe with us at TOHOT!

  19. This is one of my favourite soups, I must make some!

  20. Beautiful squash! Is it from your garden? I've been cooking pumpkins - making soups, but also freezing packets of puree. The few winter squash I grew, I'll try to keep to cook fresh later. Do you think your soup would work as well with pumpkin? Maybe I'll give it a try. It sure looks delicious!


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