Butternut Squash Soup: Cozy Fall Comfort

Butternut Squash Soup is the ultimate comfort food for the fall season. With its rich, velvety texture and a hint of warmth from the spices, it’s like a cozy hug in a bowl.

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they become fragrant and translucent.
  2. Add the cubed butternut squash, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir well to coat the squash with the spices.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the squash is tender.
  4. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender, carefully transfer the soup to a blender in batches and blend until smooth. Remember to allow the soup to cool slightly before blending.
  5. Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the soup is heated through.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with a drizzle of heavy cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Enjoy your cozy fall comfort in a bowl!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

This Butternut Squash Soup is a delightful blend of sweet and savory flavors, making it the perfect autumn comfort food.

Nutrition: Calories – 220 kcal, Carbohydrates – 27g, Protein – 3g, Fat – 13g

Butternut Squash Soup is not just a dish; it’s a taste of fall’s warm embrace. As the leaves change color and the air becomes crisp, there’s nothing quite like savoring a bowl of this velvety soup. The combination of the naturally sweet butternut squash, aromatic spices, and a touch of creaminess creates a symphony of flavors that will soothe your soul on chilly evenings.
Whether you’re hosting a fall dinner party or simply seeking solace on a quiet night in, Butternut Squash Soup is a must-try recipe. Its simplicity in preparation is surpassed only by its complexity in taste. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort, you can conjure up a dish that’s bound to impress your guests or offer you personal culinary comfort.
So, gather your ingredients, embrace the season’s spirit, and let the aroma of Butternut Squash Soup fill your kitchen. It’s a delightful fall experience you’ll want to savor again and again. Share this recipe with loved ones, and relish in the warmth it brings to your heart and home.