Whenever I make a meal that's especially good, I feel like I should tell someone about it so they can enjoy it too. I am going to be posting some of my favorite recipes and meals on here
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Butternut Squash Soup
I know, I know, squash is one of those scary tasting vegetables, but this soup is really good. It uses basic ingredients, and is a tasty was to use up some of Mom and Dad's plethora of butternut squash : P
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, chopped (optional, but you can't even taste it)
2 carrots, chopped
2 or 3 potatoes, cubed (use more if they're the small kind)
1 medium butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cubed (stab it with a fork and bake it in the oven before you peel it)
4 cups chicken stock or broth
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (red pepper if you like the heat)
Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, celery, carrot, potatoes, and squash 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Pour in enough of the chicken stock to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.
Transfer the soup to a blender, and blend until smooth. Return to pot, and mix in any remaining stock and sour cream to attain desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, basil, garlic etc.