Cold hands, warm heart! Get ready to savor a delicious butternut squash soup that will have you feeling cozy in no time! Enjoy this simple recipe as a starter for a holiday-themed meal or an easy dinner. Soup is always a good choice!
I believe soup has the power to warm the soul. This might be a tad dramatic, but who doesn’t crave some zesty soup once the temps dip on us? Everyone – that’s who! Get ready for a healthy and hearty butternut squash soup that requires minimal ingredients.
Butternut Squash Soup
Keep It Simple
People often shy away from making their own food because it can seem very complicated. Surf the wide world of the web, find a recipe, print it, go to the store and search out ingredients you never normally buy. At this point, the exhaustion is real. The ingredients often go to waste because all of that preparation killed all of the energy and desire. In the aftermath there will be guilty over the cost of the wasted food. Has this possibly happened to you? I know it has surely happened to me a few times.
The Bikini Experiment philosophy is to keep all cooking as simple as possible. Easy preparation will have you repeating a recipe so often it becomes a favorite.
Soup is wonderful because it truly is so versatile. It is great as part of a meal or can easily steal the whole show. It is perfect to enjoy all winter long. Also, if you want to have a lovely starter to your holiday dinner you are totally in luck here!
These types of soups are also a great way to embrace a healthy eating plan while still partaking in foods that have a festive flare. Soups fill us up and are a perfect way to take the edge off of hunger.
- 1 Tablespoon Grass-Fed Butter
- 1 Shallot (Coarsely Chopped)
- 6 Cups Butternut Squash
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Thyme
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- Pinch of Ground Black Pepper
- 2 Cups Vegetable Broth
- 2 Cups Water
- Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the shallot, stirring occasionally, until softened (about 12-15 minutes).
- Add squash, thyme, salt, pepper, broth and water.
- Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer until squash is tender, 13-15 minutes.
- Puree the soup in a blender in batches until smooth.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in a glass container.
Butternut squash is low in fat and serves as a significant dose of dietary fiber. It provides potassium, Vitamin B6 and folate. Its color signals an abundance of powerhouse nutrients known as carotenoids, shown to product against heart disease. Its high levels of beta carotene also has been shown as a deterrent again breast cancer and age, relate macular degeneration, as well as a supporter of healthy lung development. Good stuff, right?
This is an essential tip! Search out butternut squash that has been prepared and chopped for you. This is no laughing matter! If you buy a whole gourd you could risk much frustration in the kitchen. Busy babes don’t need that kind of thing when there are presents to wrap and ornaments to hang!
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