Skip to main content

Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup

In effort to bring on Fall I am sharing a recipe for Butternut Squash Soup today! Squash is one of my pantry staples because it keeps well in the pantry as is so versatile to use!

I also love making this recipe because it makes enough for me to enjoy for a few days plus store some in the freezer. Check out my recipe below and the link to download the recipe via Google Docs so you can make your own.

Thanks for reading!

Link to Download and Print Recipe via Google Docs

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
Total Time  2 hours                         
Prep Time  20 minutes
# Servings 8 Servings
Cost ~$10

Ingredients:
1 large butternut squash
1 large onion
4 stalks celery
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. salt
1/4 tbsp. ground pepper
1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tbsp. dill
4 cups liquid stock (chicken or vegetable)

Materials:
Cookie sheet and parchment paper to roast vegetables on. You will also need a way to blend your soup ex. a blender. Use a cutting board and knife to chop your vegetables     before baking. To heat your soup you will need a pot with a capacity of at least a gallon (4 quarts).

Instructions: 
1. Pre heat your oven to 350F and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper 
2. Peel the squash and chop it into 1/2 inch cubes 
3. Chop the onion and celery into 1/2 cubes 
4. Spread the chopped vegetables evenly on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper 
5. Sprinkle the olive oil then all seasonings onto the chopped vegetables 
6. Bake your vegetables for 1.5 hours at 350F
7. Put your baked vegetables into your large pot with the 4 cups of stock. If you have a hand blender use it to blend your soup in the pot. If using a counter top blender then blend the vegetables and stock in batches.
8. Bring your soup to a boil and taste. Add additional spices if desired. 
9. You can also add more stock or cook the soup down to get the desired thickness. 
10. Enjoy!

Notes:
Add 1/4 tbsp. of curry powder for a delicious twist 
Use a mix of chicken and vegetable stock for a greater depth of flavor
Sieve your soup with a metal sieve for a more consistent texture in your soup 
Top your soup with croutons or crackers for additional texture 
Since this soup makes many servings I love to freeze it in serving size plastic bags to enjoy later! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Lyd Explains: Grocery Shopping

Today I’ll show you how 15 minutes of prep and thoughtful shopping can save you hundreds each month on groceries instead of eating at restaurants every day. We’ll cover some cost saving tips so we can make the most of our food budget and be creative with it too!    Thanks for Watching!  I hope I’ve made you a smarter shopper and empowered you to learn something new and share it with someone too! 

Recipe: Coquito - Spiced Coconut Drink

Fall is here!! So it's time to make Coquito - this spiced coconut-based drink and flavorful and great hot or cold.  Components: Blender to mix ingredients - the cream of coconut and condensed milk  Containers for storage:  - airtight containers - sterilize before use   - pick a container size that gives you a cup or 2 per container so you can enjoy some without opening up all of your coquito   - I love the 16oz seal top beer bottles for this! I was able to fill 3.5 with the recipe below. I like to make mine at least a month before I want to enjoy it. I store it in the back of my fridge in airtight bottles for safe keeping. The spices get a chance to settle in infuse over a few weeks, this makes such a difference in the flavor!  Coquito Recipe 12 oz can evaporated milk 13.5 oz can coconut milk 15 oz can Coco Lopez cream of coconut 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 3/4 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 tspn nutmeg 1/4 tspn cloves 1 tbsp vanilla 1 vanilla bean - seeds only 3/4 cup vanilla bourbon 1

Lyd's Life Skills Workshops

In Lyd’s Life Skills Workshops, we are building life skill self-sufficiency, in a safe space to ask questions and learn. We provide the basics and complete the activities with you, teaching you along the way. Our Workshops build confidence in your abilities! Training is given in a way that is easy to use, retain and share Class topics are presented pre class so you can choose where you want to focus the workshop Check out the workshop topics below!  Online Workshops on your schedule! Via Web Call (Zoom/Facetime) I also do group sessions at bulk rates! Travel & Date Planning - Cost: below per person per hour session  $40 General Planning Workshop  $55 Let's plan your specific trip or date  Spend Awareness - Cost: $25 per person per hour session  Grocery Shopping - Cost: $25 per person per hour session  Professional Communication - Cost: $40 per person per hour session  Business Analytics - Cost: $75 - $200 per person per hour session  Cost depending on the topics covered and lev