When the weather outside is frightful, this easy Butternut Squash and Potato soup will delight your craving for home cooking and warm you up on a cold afternoon or evening.
It’s so easy to make and you can easily modify, if you want a bit of extra zing, such as cardamom, ginger, carrot, onion, etc.
The procedure is basically a French inspired puree with some easy substitutes for fresh thyme and creme frache. But if you have those, they will be awesome, I am sure.
For the best keto option, just use Butternut Squash and leave out the pototoes. You could substitute sweet potato for even more flavour. One butternut squash has 12 g of carbs, so with 4 servings of soup, each bowl would only have about 3-4 g of carbs. Also, hold the croutons or use a rye or low carb bread when making these.
Ingredients for Soup:
Please check for food allergies or sensitivities before using this recipe.
1 Butternut Squash, cubed
1 Stalk Celery, sliced
½ tsp Thyme or 1 sprig
1 T butter
3/4 tsp salt
Pinch of pepper
½ tsp sugar
1 Potato, diced
4 cups of Water
4 T cream
2 slices of Rye bread, cubed
1 T Olive oil
1 T Butter
Peel the butternut squash with a potato peeler and cut up like below.
Prepare the vegetables so that they are diced or cubed small enough to cook fairly fast and evenly.
Melt Butter in large stainless steel pot. Add cubed butternut squash and celery, thyme, salt, pepper and sugar.
Heat on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring.
Cover and steam for 5 additional minutes.
Add diced potato and water (remove sprig of thyme if using fresh)
Simmer for 15-20 minutes (do not boil).
Remove from heat, using hand blender on low, blend until puree is smooth to your liking.
Stir in cream and serve with croutons.
Fry bread cubes with butter and olive oil in pan until brown.
Blot on paper towel and serve with soup.
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For other variations, use carrot instead of celery, or onion. Also try some minced ginger or cardamom (1/2 tsp).
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