Butternut Squash Soup is absolutely easy to make. You will need to ensure to set aside enough time to at least roast your butternut squash. This process can take up to an hour. The entire recipe from start to finish should only take you less than two hours. This will give you an idea of when you can start cooking it. The ingredients are simple and easy to work with.
For Butternut Squash Soup you will need the following ingredients:
1 butternut squash
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1 pear peeled, cored, and chopped
1/3 cup of white wine
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
First, you are going to prepare your butternut squash in order to roast it. You will need to cut the squash in half, lengthwise. Be sure to grease your baking sheet and preheat your oven to 400 degrees. When you oven is ready, you will put the butternut squash in there for about an hour. The butternut squash should be golden brown in color on both sides when it is done. After it has cooled for a few minutes, you will scoop out the seeds and discard them. The rest of the filling will need to be placed into a bowl to be sauteed.
In a saute pan, you will need to add your olive oil and onion. Then, you can add in your dried sage, a pear, the butternut squash filling, salt, and pepper. Then, you are going to add in white wine and the low-sodium chicken stock. You will need to continue to stir the ingredients well and cook for around 20 minutes uncovered on simmer.
After the soup has cooked, you will need to scope some out into a blender. You will puree the soup in sections until it is all done. This way, you can prevent any messes from happening in the kitchen. You do not want the soup to spew everywhere. After you puree each section, you will need to move it into a clean saucepan. You can add more salt and pepper upon taste. Your butternut squash soup is now ready to be served.
The butternut squash soup is a great main course or even to be served on the side. It can be made at any time of the year. It is best when picking up your ingredients that you get the freshest possible. It does not matter what type of pear or onion that you use. You can use any type. Many love using yellow onions in this recipe since they have a great tasting flavor. The butternut squash soup makes a lot of servings and is perfect for when you have guests over. It is a healthy option that everyone is sure to love. Get to the store today to pick up the ingredients you will need to make this recipe. You will be glad you did and so will your guests that are coming over to eat. Enjoy!