Forgot to mention that I poked the whole squash with a few pricks and microwaved on high for 10 mins. until soft. Cut it in half, scooped out seeds and added cooked squash to pot. This saves lots of time peeling, etc.
This soup was delicious! It was quick after I peeled and cut up the squash, a process similar to peeling and cutting up a granite boulder. Next time, I am going to bake the squash in the oven until it is partially cooked and then peel it and dice it to add to the broth.
This was so simple to start with and I had to make it even easier. I peeled and seeded the butternut squash and threw it in the food processor!Then continue'd..After I pureed it in the blender, I tried one more thing...I added a little cream (1 tablespoon to the whole batch..only 50 calories and 5 grams of fat). It still will be low fat and low calories and rich, as if you are cheating.
My family and I LOVE this soup!!! My husband, who is "anti-any kind of sqash" requests it regularly. We buy a 2 pound container of peeled and cubed butternut squash at Costco for $5 and put the whole thing into the stockpot with 4 cups of chicken broth and TONS of dried sage from my mother's garden. After I use the stick blender, I always add a can of washed black beans. It adds a little something and makes the soup stick to your ribs a bit more. ;-) Quick, healthy and absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for posting!!
This soup was very yummy! I liIked it better than my hubby, but he only likes squash because we grew it so it's cheap! :O) I made it as posted except I microwaved the squash whole for 10 minutes, then peeled and cubed it. Made it much easier!! Also used veggie-chicken broth. I forgot to try adding ginger, so will have to do that next time. Thanks so much for sharing!! :O)
This soup was so simple to make and very tasty! I doubled it and froze half for later :) Sage and butternut squash is such a great combo, definitely do not omit the sage.
This is a wonderful and easy soup to make. My toddler loves it. I freeze for easy dinners later. I add red lentils to make it more of a meal and you can't tell they are in there.
Oh my goodness, is this soup delicious, and I love that it is healthy too. It has a perfectly velvety smooth texture and gets a lot of flavor from the sauteed onion and garlic. It's so easy to prepare! Like other reviewers who didn't want to bother with peeling and chopping the squash, I chose to microwave mine (I pierced it all over using a knife, placed it on a plate, microwaved it for 5 minutes, turned it over and microwaved for another 5 minutes). Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's a keeper!
This was soooo easy and soo good. I've avoided butternut squash because it's so dang hard to peel. A friend told me to boil it first, and it worked! This recipe was so easy, I had most of the ingredients on hand. My son has made it as well, adding pureed carrots and cauliflower to it. I tasted it with the parmesan cheese, but it's so good without it that I'd rather have it that way.
So easy and delicious! Very good on its own, but for a little extra kick I added some crumbled bacon & croutons to serve. Perfect!