ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP w/ COCONUT MILK

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP w/ COCONUT MILK
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is one of my favorite things to eat this time of year. It makes me feel warm and cozy like I’m being wrapped in a snuggly blanket. It’s filling, satisfying and most often can be made in one pot. Anything that cuts down on the number of dirty dishes is a plus! There are so many different kinds of soup that you can create- the options are limitless. This week I made roasted butternut squash soup. As you will see, it’s super easy to make with only a handful of ingredients, it is also healthy and delicious.

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is readily available in most supermarkets and grocery stores in the fall and winter. The interior of the squash a lovely, rich, golden orange which makes for a very pretty dish. It is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Vitamin B-6 so it has lots of nutritional benefits. As a result, your body will be happy and grateful! ☺️

INGREDIENTS

Yield: 6-8 servings

3 lbs butternut squash

4 cups vegetable stock

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 can unsweetened coconut milk

salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

First, peel and chop the squash into medium sized cubes. I do this by slicing the squash in half lengthwise, scooping out the seeds and stringy bits then cut each half across the center so I end up with four pieces that are easier to handle and peel.

Butternut squash

Next, once the seeds have been removed, the squash peeled and cubed I place all of the cubes in a baking dish and coat them with both the olive and coconut oils and add salt and pepper. You can use only olive oil or only coconut oil if you prefer but I like both of these oils and in this dish, their flavors don’t conflict at all- they’re both good for you as well.

Butternut squash

Place the dish of squash in the heated oven for 30-35 minutes. Check the doneness of the squash by sticking a fork in the squash, if you can do so without forcing it, it’s ready.

Now you can remove the roasted squash from the dish and add it to your Vitamix or whatever type of blender you have along with the vegetable stock and blend until smooth. The Vitamix gives it a perfectly smooth and velvety texture. As you will most likely see, you probably need to add more salt and pepper after blending so always taste and add slowly from there.

Vitamix- Butternut squash soup

Let’s eat some soup!

Finally, pour some of the roasted butternut squash soup into a bowl and add a teaspoon or more if you like of unsweetened coconut milk on top to add more creaminess and a slight coconut flavor which goes really well with the squash. It is important to use unsweetened coconut milk to ensure you get the flavor of real coconut and not lots of added sugar.

Butternut squash soup

If you haven’t ever eaten squash soup or you have but never made it for yourself, I encourage you to do so. Five ingredients and not a lot of work.

Do you like squash? Have you made a soup like this before? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. Be sure to check my other yummy soup recipes including GO GREEN VEGETABLE SOUP

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2 thoughts on “ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP w/ COCONUT MILK”

  • This looks Delicious! I HAVE to try it! Can you tell me how to pick out a good squash? Can I just use any ole squash?

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