Monday, October 4, 2010

Butternut Squash Soup

The CSA gave us a butternut squash last week, so I wanted to make a soup.  I found a recipe on, and with a few modifications, listed below, it was delicious! Rich, tasty, and perfectly fall.We served it with a dollop of Greek yogurt in the middle of the bowl.


  • 6 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 butternut squash (roasted, peeled, and mashed)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (I didnt have any so I used Red Pepper Flakes)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese


  1. Roast butternut squash in oven 375 for 45 minutes to an hour. Scoop out seeds and discard.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Add squash, stock, marjoram, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring to boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  3. Puree squash and cream cheese with a hand masher (or in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth. Return to saucepan, and heat through.) Do not allow to boil. 

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