Pureed Butternut Squash Soup

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Every time I serve this pureed butternut squash soup, people ask, “How much cream did you use?” When I answer, “None,” they’re always shocked, and look at me with suspicious eyes. Hook me up to a lie detector; I swear there is no dairy in it. Somehow cooking butternut squash in some liquid and running it through some blender blades turns sometimes stringy butternut squash into a silky smooth and rich soup. Who knew, right?

Pureed butternut squash soup #recipe via @cooksmarts

Well now you do, and I am hoping you’ve kept up with your ‘save and cook more’ 2014 New Year’s resolutions. When you see how inexpensively you can make a huge batch of this pureed butternut squash soup, you will never pay $5 for a that microscopic cup of it at your grocery store or soup and salad place again.

Get the recipe below and don’t forget to leave a comment on how much you loved this soup!

Prepping Smarts:

How does one break into the impenetrable skin of a butternut squash? See our little trick in the video below:

Technique Smarts:

Warning: This video will make you want to puree everything.

Equipment Smarts:

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Pureed Butternut Squash Soup
Author: Jess Dang
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Serves: 4 to 6
Enjoy this creamy vegetable soup without the cream!
  • Ingredients
  • Onion – 1 , chopped
  • Butternut squash – 3 lb., chopped
  • Butter – 2 tbs.
  • Chicken stock – 3 to 4 cups
  • Salt – 2 tsp.
  • Pepper – 1/2 tsp.
  1. Onions / Butternut squash – Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  1. Heat a >5 quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add butter and then onions to heated oil with a generous dash of salt. Saute until softened, ~2 minutes.
  2. Add the butternut squash, enough broth / stock to cover all ingredients, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil and then simmer covered for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. After soup cools down some, puree with an immersion blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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