Fall is filled with delicious foods! From caramel apples to pumpkin-spice lattes, our tastebuds are in for a guaranteed treat once the leaves start changing colors! If you want to capture a taste of autumn, few meals compare to this mouthwatering butternut squash soup! Infusing all the tastes, smells, and colors of the fall season, you won’t find a better dish to serve up this harvest season. Have it for lunch to fuel you up for a corn maze race or an evening of leaf raking, or have it for dinner after a long day of pumpkin carving or apple picking. If you love all-things-autumn, you’ll love this soup!
Before Beginning, Let’s Learn a Little Bit About Butternut Squash:
Butternut squash, also sometimes referred to as a winter squash, is a member of the gourd and melon family. It’s distinct for its pear-like shape, tough exterior, and sweet, nutty taste. This versatile veggie can be used in a variety of recipes and it's remarkably good for you too! Not only is it packed with vitamin A, but it’s also a great source of fiber, magnesium, and potassium.
- 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 potatoes, cubed
- 4 C. fresh or frozen butternut squash, cubed
- 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
- 4 C. low-sodium chicken broth
- Salt and pepper, to taste
How To Make:
1. In a large pot heat the oil, adding in the carrot, onion, and potatoes. Cook around 4 minutes or until the veggies start to soften.
2. Mix in your butternut squash, thyme, and chicken broth. Add in salt and pepper as desired.
3. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 30 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender.
4. Transfer the contents of your cooking pot into a blender and puree until smooth.
5. Return your soup to the cooking pot and let it cool before serving!
This recipe isn’t just tasty, it’s also super simple to make and it’s healthy too. In just five easy steps you’ll have a bowl of goodness that perfectly embodies the flavorful taste of fall! For another fun food that captures the taste of the harvest season, check out these roasted pumpkin seed recipes! And don’t forget to let us know how you liked the soup by leaving a comment!