Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

I am so proud of myself! This was my very first attempt at making any kind of soup other than chicken veggie soup without a recipe to follow as a guideline.

And… drum roll please… it turned out great!

Tonight I made homemade butternut squash soup. Not only was it so easy, but it was delicious, too!

Butternut Squash Soup

I wanted to use the mashed butternut squash I baked last week because I was afraid it would go bad if it sat in my fridge too much longer so I figured tonight was a good night to attempt butternut squash soup!

I started by dumping half of a bag of baby carrots and half of an onion into the food processor.

Carrots and Onions

I processed the veggies until they were almost smooth.

All Whirred Up

I then put the butternut squash flesh in the food processor to blend it until it was free of any lumps.

Blended Butternut

I sprayed a pot with cooking spray before dumping the carrot and onion mixture into the pot and letting it sizzle for 3 – 5 minutes. I then added the butternut squash and stirred the mix regularly for about 3 minutes.

Thick Veggies

After adding 2.5 cups of chicken broth, the mixture became more soupy. I let it simmer on low for about 10 minutes so all the flavors would come out to enhance the soup.

When it was done and Ryan and I both enjoyed every last slurp of this soup!

Yummy

Hooray for a successful first attempt at butternut squash soup!

I’m off to girl’s holiday movie night! Enjoy your Monday night everyone. 🙂

13 Responses

  1. This looks sooo good!! So simple too.. yaa for trying out a new recipe! 😉

    Enjoy your movie night, Julie!

  2. Way to go!! This looks so yummy and comforting!! 🙂

  3. Looks and sounds good. What would you suggest as a vegetarian alternative to the chicken you added. (I’m not, but others I cook for are.)

  4. EASY and delicious! RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!

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  5. ooooh that looks so good! I’ve never made a squash soup before – this looks awesome and perfect for the season!

  6. that looks/sounds amazing!! that is my allll time favorite soup

    xoxo
    shelley
    http://findinghappinessandhealth.wordpress.com

  7. I love butternut soup! I sometimes mix it with sweet potato and pearl barley (for that crunch). Did you add any spices to it (garlic, corriander etc)? Looks delicious!

  8. WOW! Impressive!! 🙂

  9. A great soup. My kind of soup.

  10. […] all the birthday excitement, Ryan and I enjoyed a simple dinner of homemade butternut squash soup and grilled cheese […]

  11. I love butternut squash soup. For an increased flavor addition I add applesauce (or add apples to your food processor) and also curry powder. yummmmmmmmm

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