Winter Squash Soup
Squash is an excellent ingredient when you want to give your winter soup a twist. Try this healthy winter soup recipe tonight! This soup requires 15 minutes of preparation time and takes just over an hour too cook.
What You'll Need
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
- 1 medium white onion, chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 3-4 cups of winter squash, cooked (butternut, acorn, buttercup, etc.)
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, ground
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried red peppers, crushed for heat (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
- paprika for garnishing (optional)
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir onion and thyme into butter and let saute until well-mixed. Then, saute garlic with the above ingredients until garlic becomes soft.
Stir the onion and thyme into the melted butter and saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute until soft. Then add salt, pepper, and red pepper (optional). Cook on medium-low heat, being sure to stir frequently for approximately 30 minutes, until the onion is brown but not burned.
Add cooked squash to mixture; stir into stock. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, and let simmer while covered for a minimum of 45 minutes on low to medium heat.
If the soup appears watery, let simmer, uncovered, until soup thickens.
Serve hot, topped with paprika, and/or parsley and/or cream (optional).
Makes 6 to 8 servings.