When you think of fall, what do you think of? For us, it’s cooler weather, changing leaves and of course, pumpkin and squash! Now that fall is officially here, we’re always on the hunt for fall-inspired recipes to cozy up to. Fall and winter are definitely the times of the year where soup shines bright, so if you’re in the mood for soup, don’t forget to try some of our delicious products.
Butternut squash tends to get a bit of a bad reputation for how difficult to cut it can be. We find using a vegetable peeler over the entire squash first, then cutting it in half is the easiest way to cut it. If you don’t feel like attempting to cut one, try our Butternut Squash soup. Featuring butternut squash grown in Western Ontario, it’s a smooth and creamy soup sure to please.
Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
-1 butternut squash, cubed
-1 package of Vegetable Stock
-1 red pepper, chopped
-1 onion, diced
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-2 tbsp oil
-salt & pepper to taste
Add your oil to a pot on medium-low heat. Once warmed, add in your onion and sauté for five minutes or until translucent. Add your garlic and red pepper and sauté for five more minutes. Add your butternut squash, salt, pepper and vegetable stock. Depending on how big your squash is, you may need to add more water. Fill with water until all the vegetables are covered. Reduce the heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Once the vegetables have simmered, use an immersion blender or carefully pour into your blender and blend until smooth. Top with fresh herbs, nuts or cream.
This recipe is super versatile, so feel free to get creative and build on it. Want a bit more spice? Add some ginger! Want a bit more sweetness? Add an apple. Want it a bit heartier? Add some lentils! Want it creamier? Add some cream or milk!
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