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How to Make Appetizing Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Simple Butternut Squash Soup – This recipe is perfect for when you have no idea what to cook. You can cook Simple Butternut Squash Soup using 6 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Simple Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Prepare 1 of small butternut squash or 1/2 large one (500 g).
  2. You need 1 of small onion.
  3. It’s 1 Tbsp of butter or olive oil.
  4. Prepare 500 ml of broth (I use vegetable or Kombu broth).
  5. It’s 1/2 tsp of salt (if using unsalted broth).
  6. It’s of optional garnish: chopped parsley and/or toasted cumin seeds.

Simple Butternut Squash Soup Instructions

  1. This is the size butternut squash I used. It was 500 g (450 g after peeled and seeds removed).
  2. Peel butternut squash and remove seeds. Chop into bite-sized cubes. Cut onion into thin slices.
  3. Melt butter in a medium pot and sauté sliced onions in low heat until starting to turn slightly brown (about 7-10 minutes).
  4. Add the butternut squash to the pot and stir around to coat with the butter and onions.
  5. Pour in enough broth to cover everything (about 450-500 ml). If using unsalted broth, add 1/2 tsp salt too.
  6. Bring to a boil then turn to low heat. Cover with lid and simmer for about 15 minutes until squash is soft.
  7. Turn off heat and purée the soup with a mixer. If you don't have a mixer of some sort, try mashing it up as much as possible with a fork (it will be a chunky soup this way). Taste and adjust seasoning.
  8. Dish out into bowls and garnish with some chopped parsley and or toasted cumin! (To toast cumin, simply heat about 1/2 tsp in a dry frying pan for a few minutes until it smells good. Be careful not to burn).