Butternut Squash Soup: a Fall Classic
I am giddy over the temperature drop here in Davidson! I mean who doesn't love fall?! I may have been a bit eager, but Monday night I whipped up my fall favorite: butternut squash soup. My mom would always make this for me, and it was always my first request when I came home from school!
Cooking is something I'm still trying to figure out. Personally, I never thought I would be the type of person to love being in the kitchen, but give me a good playlist and all the right ingredients, and I start to feel at home. I had a lot of fun making this soup last night because it made me feel close to my mom! Do y'all have recipes that are more than just delicious, but also sentimental?!
I hope my recipe makes sense... this is my first time doing this (eeeeepppp)!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 large butternut squash- chopped (I cheat and buy the pre-cut squash because it saves time. Don't judge me!)
- 3 carrots- chopped
- 1/2 onion- chopped (nothing fancy you just want it to be in smaller pieces)
- 1/2 cup of canned coconut milk
- 2-3 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable)
- 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground sage
- 1/8 tsp of cumin
- Sour cream- option
- Salt + pepper to taste
- Blender/Vitamix/food processor
WHAT YOU DO:
- Preheat your oven to 375
- Take your chopped carrots, butternut squash, + onion, drizzle with olive oil and put on a pan with parchment paper/aluminum foil
- Cook the veggies for roughly 40 minutes or until you see them starting to brown and caramelize
- Once your veggies are done, add them, the cinnamon, cumin, sage, coconut milk, and broth into your blender! I used my Ninja, and it worked perfectly. I'm also extremely envious of anyone who has a Vitamix because that's the dream.
- I start with 2 cups of broth and add more until I get the desired texture- creamy and smooth!
- Then I take the soup and put it in my dutch oven to warm it up- your blender should do this, but I like when my soup is HOT. This is also when I'll add salt + pepper and more spices till it tastes perfect!
- Lastly, serve up, and I love to add sour cream to the top for that extra touch (plus who doesn't love sour cream?!)
Well, that's it! I hope it hits the spot and gives you all those Fall feels + warms you up on those colder days. If you have any questions or other great fall recipes, please leave a comment below!