Velvety Butternut Squash Soup: Fall Comfort!

If there’s one recipe that perfectly encapsulates the cozy essence of fall, it’s this Velvety Butternut Squash Soup. As the leaves turn golden and the air becomes crisp, there’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of this rich and comforting soup to welcome the season.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  2. Add the cubed butternut squash and ground cinnamon to the pot. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the squash starts to soften.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the squash is tender.
  4. Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup until smooth and velvety. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender, but be sure to cool the soup slightly before blending and do it in batches.
  5. Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with a drizzle of cream or a sprinkle of fresh herbs if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

This Velvety Butternut Squash Soup is the epitome of fall comfort. Creamy, flavorful, and infused with the warm spices of the season, it’s the perfect soup to enjoy on a chilly autumn day.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 230 | Fat 11g | Carbohydrates 30g | Fiber 5g | Protein 3g

As you savor each spoonful of this butternut squash soup, you’ll be transported to a cozy autumn evening, surrounded by the colors and scents of fall. It’s a recipe that’s sure to become a beloved tradition in your home, bringing comfort and warmth to your heart with every bowl.

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