Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup is so simple and delicious. I love butternut squash because it tastes so delicious all by itself, you really don’t need to add much to it. I love this easy, healthy recipe because it really highlights the flavor of the butternut squash. It is quick and easy to make and tastes great! All you need to do is sauté the veggies, boil, and then blend. This recipe is made with all whole food ingredients and is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and whole 30 approved.

If you’re looking for more healthy soup recipes, also check out my Cheesy Cauliflower Soup recipe.

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Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a winter squash. It can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. This winter squash is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Butternut squash is specifically rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, many B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and manganese1. Butternut squash is in season during the Fall and early winter months.

How to Make Butternut Squash Soup:

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the outside of the butternut squash.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut the butternut squash into cubes, removing the seeds in the process. If you do not have a very sharp knife, microwave the butternut squash for a few minutes to allow it to soften and make it easier to cube the squash.
  3. Slice the onion and the red bell pepper. Peel and cut the carrots.
  4. Place a pot on medium heat and add avocado oil.
  5. Cook the chopped onion in the pot for about 30 seconds.
  6. Add the red pepper and carrots to the pot and cook until they begin to soften. Then, add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add chopped and peeled cloves of garlic, cook for about 30 seconds. Note: you may need to add an additional drop of avocado oil to saute the garlic.
  8.  Add the cubed butternut squash and 5 cups of water to the pot and place on high heat. Allow the soup to boil for approximately 10 minutes.
  9. Turn the pot off and allow to cool slightly for about 5 minutes. Using a hand blender, carefully blend the soup until the ingredients are fully blended. If you do not have a hand blender, allow the soup to completely cool and then blend in a regular blender.
  10. Optional: Top with chopped green onion and pomegranate seeds.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, please comment and let me know if you give it a try! Or tag me if you make them on instagram @wellbymel_!

Butternut Squash Soup

This Butternut Squash Soup is so simple and delicious. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and whole30.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Immersion Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Butternut Squash medium
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion
  • 2 Carrots medium
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt, Pepper
  • Avocado Oil
  • Green Onions, Pomegranate Seeds optional toppings

Instructions
 

  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel the outside of the butternut squash.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the butternut squash into cubes, removing the seeds in the process. If you do not have a very sharp knife, microwave the butternut squash for a few minutes to allow it to soften and make it easier to cube the squash.
  • Slice the onion and the red bell pepper. Peel and cut the carrots.
  • Place a pot on medium heat and add avocado oil.
  • Cook the chopped onion in the pot for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the red pepper and carrots to the pot and cook until they begin to soften. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add chopped and peeled cloves of garlic, cook for about 30 seconds. Note: you may need to add an additional drop of avocado oil to saute the garlic.
  • Add the cubed butternut squash and 5 cups of water to the pot and place on high heat. Allow the soup to boil for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Turn the pot off and allow to cool slightly for about 5 minutes. Using a hand blender, carefully blend the soup until the ingredients are fully blended. If you do not have a hand blender, allow the soup to completely cool and then blend in a regular blender.
  • Optional: Top with chopped green onion and pomegranate seeds
Keyword Butternut Squash Soup, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30

References:

  1. Kubala, Jillian. “Is Butternut Squash Good for You? Calories, Carbs, and More.” Healthline, 17 Jan. 2019, http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/butternut-squash#benefits.

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