The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup

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The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup
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This fall staple doesn't need much to be delicious, but here we've perfected the recipe to yield the ultimate butternut squash soup.

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13
Servings
161
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Special thanks to Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe I'm Hungry for helping us test and photograph this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 Cups vegetable stock
  • One 5-pound whole butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into six pieces
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Coat the bottom of a large pot with a generous amount of olive oil, heat on medium low to low for a couple of seconds, and add in the onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are soft and translucent, approximately 5-10 minutes.

Add in the turmeric, coriander, and red pepper flakes. Mix  the spices together and sauté until aromatic, approximately 5 minutes.

Add the potato and squash to the pot. Pour in stock to cover all ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and let simmer until both squash and potato are soft, for approximately 45-50 minutes.

Carefully remove the hot soup from stove and spoon into a large blender. Purée soup until smooth, and then return to the pot over medium heat. Add the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Butternut Squash Soup Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Butternut Squash Soup Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
824µg
92%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.8%
Vitamin C
36mg
60%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
9µg
11%
Calcium
96mg
10%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
47µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
47µg
12%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
74mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
652mg
19%
Sodium
849mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.7%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.6%

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