A really tasty and easy to prepare soup which like all good soup recipes is wonderfully versatile so that you can add an ingredient or two or vary it slightly depending on what was looking good at the market or what you have that needs using! I used all the listed ingredients, using my Vegetable Stock for the vegetable broth, doubling the garlic and adding half a Savoy cabbage that needed using and 2 leeks (because I love them and pretty well always have some in the fridge). I also used more butternut squash and more spinach. I used dried rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano. YUM! I added an extra cup of stock and the soup was still thick with delicious vegetables! If you weren't committed to retaining the vegetarian nature of this soup, it would taste great with some sausage added. If you're making this, do include your favourite herbs as these contribute so much to the final flavour of the soup. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe, Lynne. Made for PRMR.
I made this exactly as posted, using spinach, and it was a flavor sensation! The combination of the squash, beans and spinach was delicate, yet perfect together. Such an unexpected delight, and so easy! I will be making this again. Thanks for posting this winner.
I'm giving this 5 stars for several reasons: it was a snap to put together, contains all of the foods that I'm trying to get more of in my diet, and lastly because my husband just raved over this--both last night when I served it, and again this morning! To my knowledge neither of us have had Butternut before, but I'm trying to add one new food a week to our diet so we gave this a shot. I used frozen turnip greens with chopped turnips for my greens and it was very good. We froze the leftovers, which will make a great lunch along side a nice crusty bread. Very good!
WooHoo!! We liked this very much. I used aprox. 6 cups Red Chard, 1 lb hot italian sausage, and added a litte tabasco sauce to taste in each bowl. Fantastic!! Oh.. and I missed where it said "vegetable broth" and used chicken broth *blush*