Velvety Butternut Squash Soup: Fall Favorite

There’s something about the crisp air of fall that calls for comfort and warmth, and nothing answers that call better than a bowl of velvety butternut squash soup. As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red and gold, gather your loved ones around the table and treat them to a culinary masterpiece that captures the essence of the season.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Chopped fresh chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  2. Add the cubed butternut squash, vegetable broth, thyme, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer until the squash is tender.
  3. Using an immersion blender, carefully puree the soup until smooth and velvety.
  4. Stir in the heavy cream, adjusting the seasoning if needed. Allow the soup to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped chives.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

Indulge in the rich flavors of fall with this velvety butternut squash soup. The harmonious blend of sweet butternut squash, aromatic thyme, and a touch of nutmeg will warm your soul with every spoonful.

Nutrition information: Calories: 180 | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fiber: 4g

There’s no better way to celebrate the beauty of autumn than by savoring a bowl of this comforting butternut squash soup. Its luxurious texture and heartwarming flavors will remind you of all the reasons why fall is a beloved season. Share this recipe with friends and family, and let its essence be a part of your seasonal traditions for years to come.