Butternut squash soup, Maegan Blinka, gluten free soup, dairy free soup, toddler approved dinner, clean eating, easy soup recipe

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup, Maegan Blinka, gluten free soup, dairy free soup, toddler approved dinner, clean eating, easy soup recipe

I was making good use of naptime on Sunday and while the gluten free brownies were baking I started prepping for my first ever attempt on Butternut Squash Soup! I think its the idea of knowing how darn hard those things are to cut up but I bought the squash a week ago and had yet to cut them open. And this isn’t the first time I ran into “needing” to use them up! I got a recipe for some delicious soup from my brother in law and made a few tweaks to create a delicious, healthy, butternut squash soup!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 gloves of garlic
  • 1 butternut squash, cleaned, skinned, and sliced
  • 1/2 Granny Smith Apple, skin removed, chopped
  • 25-30 oz low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Pumpkin or sunflower seeds (optional) 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Sautee onion, carrots and garlic in olive oil, until soft.
  2. Add butternut squash and apples
  3. Add chicken/vegetable stock until just covered and bring to a boil. Then simmer until soft.
  4. Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. You may have to do this in two batches.
  5. Pour back into pan and season as desired***
  6. Serve topped with pumpkin or sunflower seeds for a little added crunch!

***I’ll be honest – I didn’t add anything else!!! Some things to consider would be salt, pepper and ground nutmeg! You could also add heavy cream depending on the consistency you like – but I was trying to keep it low cal! Plus it was DELICIOUS just the way I made it so I saw no need in adding anything else! 

This batch made about 10 cups – enough for two dinners and a few lunches!!! You could also freeze some into individual containers for a quick easy weeknight meal! I think its safe to say it was also toddler approved!!!

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Day 4 and we finally finished it all up! I’ll be making this one again soon for sure – likely Thanksgiving Day!

 

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