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Recently I have shared several simple soups: Irish Yellow Broth and Chicken Pot Pie Soup. Both are delicious and I enjoy making them in the fall and winter. To me the arrival of cooler weather means more opportunity to enjoy simple soups! I love being able to take a few ingredients from the garden and create a wonderful, nourishing soup that we can enjoy for lunch or for a simple supper.  It’s better if I can make extra and freeze some to enjoy later. Butternut Squash Soup is another family favorite. This delicious soup has curry in it as well as leeks. I usually grow both leeks and butternut squash in my garden so this is a perfect soup to use up some of my garden harvest. In just a short amount of time you can enjoy a bowl of this soup. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

 

Butternut Squash Soup

1 butternut squash, peeled and cut up

1 sweet potato or a large baking potato, peeled and cut up

3 large leeks cut up (white part only)

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 shallots (didn’t have any shallots so used onions)

1 stick of butterfall vegetables, leeks, garden

Sauté the squash, sweet potato,  leeks, garlic and shallots in the butter until they have a soft consistency.winter squash, butternut squash, prudent pantry

Once the ingredients are soft add the following:

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp cumin

1 TBSP curry powder

32 oz chicken broth

 

Simmer until the squash is soft, and then puree the soup with a blender or an emersion blender. When it is smooth and free of lumps add:

2 cups of heavy cream (I only used 1 cup of milk).soup, fall, vegetable

 

Serve warm with a nice loaf of bread or sprinkle with croutons ! Perfect for those cool fall days!Simple Soups

26 comments on “Simple Soups: Butternut Squash Soup

ColleenB.~Texas on October 14, 2016 2:39 pm

Never had Butternut Squash Soup but this sure does good delicious. I just may have to make it some day this winter.
Ok; everyone stand at attention and “Salute the squash, sweet potato,  leeks, garlic and shallots in the butter.” :}
Thanks for the recipe

Nancy Wolff on October 15, 2016 12:19 am

Colleen,
What’s not to like when sautéing in butter! 🙂

Vickie on October 14, 2016 6:59 pm

This sounds heavenly! Alas, my husband does not like butternut squash very much – except when I make a “pumpkin pie” with it! 😉 Thanks for the recipe. Maybe I will tell him it’s pumpkin soup….

Nancy Wolff on October 15, 2016 12:18 am

Vickie,
Just call it pumpkin soup and see how it goes over! Bet it will be a hit! 🙂

Judy on October 14, 2016 7:12 pm

I made the Chicken Pot Pie Soup last week. It was a hit at my house. Thank you very much.

Nancy Wolff on October 15, 2016 12:17 am

Judy,
So glad your family enjoyed it as much as we do!

easypeasylifematters on October 15, 2016 9:34 pm

This sounds like the perfect comfort food for fall! 🙂

Courtney on October 18, 2016 9:52 pm

I adore soup and I always have a houseful of butternut squash this time of year, so this sounds absolutely perfect!

Nancy Wolff on October 18, 2016 10:44 pm

Courtney,
My freezer is always full of butternut squash soup this time of year! 🙂

Shirley Wood on October 19, 2016 12:19 pm

Soup season is such a great time of year, isn’t it. We have only recently started eating butternut squash and cannot believe we hadn’t tried it before. Love it oven baked and will need to try it as soup too. Your recipe sounds easy. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

Nancy Wolff on October 19, 2016 12:39 pm

Shirley,
I love Butternut Squash, the perfect fall food no matter how you enjoy it! 🙂

Carol on October 19, 2016 12:31 pm

Looks delicious! Pinned and shared. Visiting from Homesteader Hop.

Nancy Wolff on October 19, 2016 12:39 pm

Thanks for stopping by Carol, hope you enjoy the soup!

Rosevine Cottage Girls on October 19, 2016 12:37 pm

Oh my goodness this looks so good! Thank you for sharing on The Homesteader Hop!

Nancy Wolff on October 19, 2016 12:38 pm

Rosevine,
Delicious and simple to make!

Karen Del Tatto on October 19, 2016 5:50 pm

I LOVE butternut squash!

Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Crystal on October 20, 2016 12:09 am

Oh it’s perfect weather for warm soups! Thanks for sharing #homemattersparty

bj on October 21, 2016 1:43 pm

YUMMY… and your photos are beautiful…

Nancy Wolff on October 21, 2016 5:32 pm

Thanks bj!

Miz Helen on October 22, 2016 5:18 pm

I love Butternut Squash and your soup recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on October 23, 2016 3:17 pm

I love the richness of butternut squash! Sorry it took so long to visit – I’m a tad behind!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!

Nancy Wolff on October 24, 2016 11:12 am

Thanks for stoping by Helen! It’s a busy time of year! 🙂

April J Harris on October 23, 2016 3:23 pm

What a lovely autumn soup, Nancy. I love butternut squash and I love leeks – so it’s perfect for me!

Nancy Wolff on October 24, 2016 11:12 am

April,
Hopefully you enjoy it as much as we do!

swathi on October 24, 2016 11:58 pm

Looks delicious love this simple soup Nancy , thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

Jess on October 25, 2016 6:19 pm

Wow…this sounds delicious. 🙂

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