The Very Best Butternut Squash Soup!!!!! Everrr!!!!

Recipe by Sylvia R
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons canola oil
  • 1
    large onion
  • 1
    tablespoon minced ginger (important)
  • 1
    teaspoon cumin seed (or ground) (optional)
  • 12
    teaspoon mustard seeds (black or brown, you can get these at Asian or bulk food stores or don't use if on a gluten-free diet)
  • 1
    medium sized squash (microwave it for a minute to make it easier to peel)
  • 4
    cups chicken stock (use slightly less to make soup thicker!, vegans, use organic vegetable stock)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1
    sweet red pepper (diced in very tiny cubes, size of kernel corn)
  • 1
    cup 10% cream (use Alpro or Mimicreme if you're vegan)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil on medium and saute onion, garlic, ginger until soft and golden (about 3, 5 min - make sure not to burn the garlic!).
  • Add cumin and mustard seed and saute until you hear the seeds pop (30-60 sec), then stir in the cubed squash and toss to coat, then add stock, bring to a boil and cover.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer until the squash is soft and tender. At this point, you want to add the salt and pepper to taste.
  • You want to turn heat off and let cool before you puree. Once cooled, this is where you need a blender and an extra pot. You want to place around 3-4 ladles of the soup in the blender - don't fill all the way - and puree, then place in the new pot. Once all the soup is pureed, put back on medium low heat.
  • Stir in the cream (make sure you stir enough to get the cream incorporated, otherwise it will curdle).
  • Then add your corn and red pepper. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes and VOILA!
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