Imagine a creamed soup without any cream or milk! Well this one is it! My Butternut Squash Soup is so creamy you would think that it’s loaded with calories but it’s not! I picked up a couple of butternut squashes in the market last week to make butternut squash soup. This soup is perfect for this time of year. It’s very hearty and delicious and also very easy to make. When I first made this recipe last year, I would peel the squash and then cut it up and cook it with the other vegetables, but a much easier way is to roast it whole. Roasting it also brings out the sweetness of the squash.
So if you are looking for a creamy, dairy free Butternut Squash Soup recipe, this is the soup for you! You can double the recipe to freeze the leftovers as it freezes quite well. Ohh and it can be made Vegan too. Just use vegetable broth instead of chicken. This is the perfect soup to have on a chilly Fall night as it will make you feel so cozy! With Thanksgiving not that far away, you will definitely want to make my soup! To get the recipe, keep on reading!
- 2 tbsp. light olive oil
- 1/2 large onion or 1 small, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 potato, peeled and cubed
- 2 small-medium butternut squash
- 4-6 cups gluten free vegetable stock (or chicken stock, if not vegetarian)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with non stick tin foil and place the squash on the tray. Stick it with a fork and make a few small holes for venting. Roast the squash for about an hour and a half to two hours until very soft. Turning occasionally. When the squash are done, take out of the oven and let cool.
- Meanwhile melt the butter in a large non stick soup pot and cook the vegetables until lightly browned. About 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.Pour in the chicken stock so it covers the vegetables and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce heat to simmer and cook for approximately 30-40 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
- When the squash are cool enough to handle, peel the skin off and take out the seeds and stringy bits. Add it into the vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Working in batches add the soup to a blender or food processor with more of the chicken stock and puree. When all of the soup is pureed add it back into the pot and taste to see if it needs more salt and pepper. For a thinner soup add more broth. Enjoy!