Easy Butternut Squash Soup: Recipes for Your Holiday Table (Week 44, 52 New Foods)
Posted by Jennifer Lee on November 12, 2012 2 Comments
This easy butternut squash soup recipe is a must for your holiday table! It’s a healthy version of my favorite holiday soup – and can be made ahead to give you more time to celebrate with friends and family.
The holidays sparkle at our house with family celebrations, but I can easily lose my sparkle when I get burdened down with too much cooking and not enough socializing! That’s why I rely on a stable of tried and true make-ahead recipes, and this easy butternut squash soup is one of my favorites. It’s deliciously, creamy texture comes from using fresh roasted butternut squash puree – there’s not a drop of cream in this soup making it healthy and tasty.
Easy Butternut Squash Soup
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
2 cups butternut squash
puree (made from 1 medium size butternut squash)
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 small onion, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat a medium stockpot, then add the olive oil and onions. Sautee gently until the onions are soft and fragrant.
2. Add the butternut squash puree and chicken broth to the onions. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Puree the soup in a blender for about 2 minutes.
4. Add a little salt and pepper, then garnish and serve! If you're making this recipe ahead, let the soup cool completely then store in a glass container in your freezer. When you're ready to serve, just thaw, heat gently and enjoy!
What we Liked: My kids loved how the smell of this simple butternut squash soup brought back fond memories of family celebrations! Make it ahead for an easy addition to your holiday table or turn a regular weeknight dinner into a festive gathering.
is your favorite way to serve butternut squash?
Craving more easy recipes to try? Catch up on last week’s recipe: Baked persimmon!
About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color® -- the award-winning nutrition games that make healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support non-profit kids’ nutrition programs. Winner of the Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved awards, Crunch a Color® has been featured by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Laurie David’s Family Dinner, Kiwi Magazine, Dr. Greene, and Yum Food & Fun For Kids, among many others, as a simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods. Jennifer’s passion is making mealtime fun, easy and healthy for busy families. Her easy recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her weekly recipe blog at crunchacolor.com.