Butternut Squash Recipes
There’s no better way to embrace the cool weather than with a delicious autumn squash soup. Winter squash is easy to store with no special preservation requirements, so in the fall or winter when fresh produce is hard to come by, winter squash is still a go-to ingredient. People often think there’s not much to eat in the winter months, with so many types of winter squash there’s still plenty of diversity to go around.
How to Cook Butternut Squash
Other than pumpkin, butternut squash is a go-to favorite for fall and winter. There are a variety of ways to cook butternut squash for a recipe. For our Autumn Butternut soup, we simply cooked it one-pot style with all the other soup ingredients. For this recipe you’ll need to peel the butternut squash.
Using a very sharp vegetable peeler, one with a carbon steel blade, will help with the peeling. By the way, it helps to microwave a butternut squash (whole) for 30 seconds or so first, before peeling. This will help soften the peel just enough to make it a bit easier to peel.
Butternut Squash Puree Recipe
Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Puree is another staple ingredient. It’s easy to make following this pumpkin puree recipe and can be used in all kind of dishes including autumn squash soups, breads, pies, etc.
Autumn Butternut Squash Soup
- 2 qts chicken stock
- 1 small onion cubed
- 1 large butternut squash cubed
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 4 stalks of celery finely chopped
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 T olive oil
- ½ head cauliflower chopped into bite sized pieces
- 8-10 large kale leaves stripped off the stems and chopped
- Place olive oil in the bottom of a large stock pot and add onions and celery.
- Sweat on low heat until translucent.
- Add squash, stock, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Cook until squash is fork tender.
- Add cauliflower and cook until tender. Add garlic.
- Using and immersion blender, process soup until partially smooth but still has some chunks remaining.
- Add kale and cook until wilted.
Winter Squash Recipes
When I first started to study nature, the ecosystem and the local food system I was in awe with how much our food really impacts our health. While learning about the benefits of seasonal eating, I learned that your body has different nutritional needs during different seasons. Consuming foods while they’re in season is best so you’re body can get proper nutrition. In addition, there’s less preservatives used when you buy local because the produce isn’t shipped as far, this also makes produce cheaper. Plus it’s always better to support local farmers. These winter squash recipes will help find creative ways to use these winter ingredients.
Vegetarian Squash Soup
Have you ever heard of an Indian Squash? Neither have I until I stumbled across the Creamy Curried Squash Soup and that thing is HUGE. Although, I’m not sure where to find an Indian Squash around Oklahoma, except to grow it yourself, but supposedly it was grown from heritage seeds passed from generation to generation in a Native American tribe. This recipe is easy to customize with a squash of your choice.
Winter Squash Soup
Looking for a warm squash soup for those cold winter nights? This Navy bean, squash and apple soup is sure to hit the spot. Not only is it healthy and yummy, but it’s also easy to freeze and reheat at a later date. Talk about a win-win-win.
This vibrant and tasty recipe for Winter Squash Soup is a healthy way to warm up on cold winter days. Make the most of winter’s harvest with this warming, seasonal soup. It even has a healthy dose of honey- can’t beat that. It’s fantastic served with garlicky, Italian bread for dipping.
Acorn Squash Soup Bowls
What could beat a creamy, decant, nutrient-rich soup that keep extra dish usage to a minimum? Plus, are these acorn squash bowls not the cutest? Add this creamy autumn squash soup to your next Thanksgiving dinner recipe list.
And there you have my favorite recipes for autumn squash soup. It’s sure to keep you healthy and warm,
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