I think it it would be safe to say that I love soup. That's right, as we said when we were kids, "I want to marry it!" ;) There are many things that I enjoy about soup- it's easy, fresh, nutritious and there are always leftovers for lunch or breakfast. Yep, I eat soup for breakfast. Today I wanted to share a simple butternut squash recipe that I've adapted over the years. There are no formal instructions, so I'll try to be as specific as I can on the measurements.
1-2 large butternut squash peeled and coarsely chopped (I have a large family so I use two)
one large onion coarsely chopped
at least 2 celery stalks chopped
1-2 large garlic cloves finely chopped
chicken stock, vegetable stock or water and a vegetable bouillon or whatever stock you prefer
salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika
sour cream (optional)
extra virgin olive oil and butter

In a large heavy pot, heat oil and butter and add onion, garlic and celery. Saute until they are slightly soft. Season with salt and pepper. Toss in the squash and add stock until the veggies are just covered. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cover for approximately 30 minutes or until the squash is soft and blend-able. When everything is good to go, turn off the heat and whip out your handy immersion blender (a kitchen must-have in my book) and blend the soup to your liking. Adjust seasoning. I added a dollop of sour cream and a dash of cayenne and paprika to each bowl individually so each could be as hot or mild as desired. You may do it however you wish! Oh, the freedom of cooking!



  1. So this totally inspired me and I made if for dinner minus celery plus curry sans an immersion blender and it was great. I never make soup but that might be changin

    1. oh yay! you never know if anyone tries out recipes so i'm stoked by the fact that you did AND told me :) i'll have to add curry next time, that sounds delicious.

  2. YES. dinner dilemma for tonight...SOLVED. mmmm, you give good recipes, lady.

    speaking of cooking, how's the bun in the oven?

  3. so happy you posted this! I've been on a soup kick for the past couple of weeks - trying out as many new ones as possible. This one sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it out.

  4. Oh man thank you for this recipe! We recently went to a friends' house and her husband had made something like this and it was so delicious. She told us the recipe but I didn't write it down, I just sort of remembered the basics... and this is it! I really prefered it to the creamy squash soups that somehow have less flavor. I am gonna make this tonight!

  5. anne i made this tonight! so good, the PERFECT blend of flavors. but yours is definitely chunkier than mine, i either blended it too much (i only have a very old school blender) or i put a bit too much broth. it was my first time cooking with butternut squash, i love its flavor! thank you.

  6. made again right now Anne soooo good


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