Butternut Squash Soup Take 2

12 Jan

A couple of months ago I made butternut squash soup for the first time.  It was pretty good.  I decided to make it again but add some veggies that looked like they needed to be eaten soon.  🙂  The result-yummy, yummy.  With some additional pepper this one has a slight kick that is good.  Better yet this soup has just 80 calories per serving (1 cup).  So indulge yourself!  Perfect for a cold fall day.  This recipes makes about 8 cups.  I think we will be making it again tomorrow.

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 small apples cored and cut in four parts.
  • 1 t. oil-any kind is fine I like coconut best.
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped (peeled if not organic)
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. ground pepper
  • 1/4 t. ground cayenne pepper (omit if you don’t want the kick)
  • 1/8 t. ground cloves
  • 6 c. broth-chicken, vegetable, or use 6 cups water and 6 bouillon cubes.
  • 1/2 c. plain yogurt-add on top before serving
  • 2 T. chives to add before serving

Preheat oven to 350.  Cut squash in half and place side down in a 9X13 pan.  The inside of the squash should be against the bottom of the pan.  Add apples to pan and 3/4 c. water.  Bake for 1 hour.  When cool remove flesh from squash and apple.

Heat oil in a large saucepan and add onion, carrot, and celery.  Cook on medium heat until soft about 9-10 minutes.  Add squash, apple, spices, and broth.  Simmer until vegetables are tender about 22 minutes.  Puree soup with immersion blender or wait until it is cool and blend small batches in blender.  When serving add a small drop of yogurt and chives.  Yummy and so good for you!

Eli studying SAT vocabulary words with Katelyn. I thought we would skip Teach Your Baby to Read and move right on to SAT vocab. 🙂 We are looking forward to having Katelyn join us again this weekend for more studying.

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