Quick Butternut Squash and Apple Soup Recipe

14 Mar

A couple of weeks ago, I made a very quick and easy butternut squash and apple soup for dinner. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any curry powder, but I do feel that a spinkle of that would have made the soup even better. The following recipe was just enough for my husband and I so multiply or divide if necessary…

Ingredients:

  • Butternut Squash – to make it easier, I bought the package that was already cut in chunks, I believe it was about a pound
  • 1 yellow onion – diced
  • 1 apple (peeled and diced) – granny smith would probably be great; I only had a braeburn
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup of almond milk, give or take a little
  • 1 tbsp walnut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – enough to cover bottom of dutch oven or pot
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper to taste (I like to use white if you have it…it just looks nicer)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Curry powder (as I said, I didn’t have this, but think it would be a great addition)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Toss the chunks of squash with walnut oil, pinch of salt, pepper, cinnamon,  and honey and dump onto a cookie sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a dutch oven or large pot, heat EVOO and melt butter over medium heat
  • Saute the onion and apple with a pinch of salt in the EVOO/butter for about 10 minutes until soft
  • Add the squash to the onion/apple and smush up the squash with a wooden spoon
  • Stir in almond milk, broth and a pinch of curry powder (optional)
  • Use a stick blender or move the mixture to a blender to puree (I like to keep it a little lumpy)
  • If you used a blender, pour the mixture back into the pot, bring it to a boil and then immediately turn heat down to a simmer, cover and let it simmer for at least 10 minutes before serving

As I mention in the “WIIFM” page, I am not a professional chef and I like to experiment in the kitchten. My measurements are not exact so please play around with the dish and add measurements and even ingredients if you think it will enhance this recipe.

Enjoy and let me know your thoughts if you try it out or have new twists to add!

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