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Butternut Squash Soup

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Ready to eat something that telegraphs the harvest message? Butternut Squash Soup even looks like it belongs to the season! Nothing satisfies me like fragrant, warm soup on these cooler days. Pair it with a tasty, crusty bread or go for something sweet and rustic, like date nut. Add a cutting board with cheese and perhaps a few fresh vegetables. Include a birthday cake and you’ve got a fall themed birthday party menu. This soup could make a great first course for a Thanksgiving feast, too.

Butternut Squash Soup

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You can take advantage of the seasonal abundance of squash by freezing it. If you’re making the soup, might as well make more than you’ll need for a single meal. It can be frozen in cubes, or cooked to a puree and frozen, too. On those sure-to-come busy nights, think how glad you’ll be to have something so satisfying as warm, homemade soup already made!

Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup

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  1. 1 large butternut squash
  2. 1 32 ounce box of chicken broth
  3. 1 large onion
  4. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  5. 4 tablespoons salted butter
  6. 1/4 pint heavy whipping cream
  7. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used Pumpkin Spice blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice)
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  10. dried cranberries for garnish
  1. Peel the squash.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and insides.
  3. Dice squash into one inch cubes.
  4. Chop the onion.
  5. In a large pot, melt the butter.
  6. Add in the onion and garlic and cook until translucent.
  7. Add the cubed butternut squash to the pot.
  8. Pour chicken broth into the pot and bring to a simmer.
  9. Once the soup is simmering, cover and cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat or until squash is fork tender.
  10. Remove pot from heat and add cream, pumpkin pie spice, salt and brown sugar.
  11. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. You can also transfer the soup to a blender to puree.
  12. Garnish with dried cranberries.
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.