Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Dried Cranberries

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Dried Cranberries

Are you on team pumpkin pie?  My husband is, but I’m not. I just can’t wrap my head around something savory being a dessert. I can however wrap my mouth around a spoonful of this creamy butternut squash soup made with pumpkin pie spice.

A friend of mine runs a local produce stand and she just so happened to have a few butternut squash the last time I went by.

I’ve never cooked a butternut squash before, but I figured anything can be made into a tasty soup and this recipe is perfect for Fall.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Dried Cranberries

A whole butternut squash can be somewhat intimidating. Kind of like a pineapple or coconut. Like how in the heck do I get into this thing right? I used a handheld veggie peeler to peel the squash and a sharp knife to cut it in half. A metal spoon made it easy to remove the seeds.

I have faith in you. You can do it too.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Dried Cranberries
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1 32 oz box chicken broth
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 tbs salted butter
  • ¼ pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice blend (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • Dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Peel your squash.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise and use a metal spoon to scoop out the seeds and insides.
  3. Dice squash into one inch cubes.
  4. Chop your onion.
  5. In a large pot melt your butter.
  6. Add in your onion and garlic and cook until translucent.
  7. Add your cubed butternut squash to the pot.
  8. Pour your chicken broth into the pot and bring to a simmer.
  9. Once your soup is simmering, cover and cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat or until squash is fork tender.
  10. Remove pot from heat and add cream, pumpkin pie spice, salt and brown sugar.
  11. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. You can also transfer the soup to a blender to puree.
  12. Garnish with dried cranberries.