Right here’s a rich-tasting, family-friendly recipe of hearty butternut squash soup that you just gained’t need to cross up. No must precook the contemporary squash. Merely toss it in your soup pot to cook dinner with the opposite substances for lower than an hour, after which whirl all the pieces collectively in your blender in minutes.
Benefit from the added bonus of a beautiful aroma filling your house, welcoming everybody for nourishment and enjoyable dialog round your dinner desk.
Butternut Squash Soup
4 tablespoons butter
1 massive onion, minced
2 stalks of celery diced
4 to five teaspoons (or much less) curry powder, in line with style
3 cups peeled (a vegetable peeler works nicely), seeded and cut-up butternut squash
2 massive apples, peeled, cored and chopped
4 cups rooster inventory
1 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
Salt and freshly floor black pepper to style
Apple slices (see beneath), contemporary chives or parsley for garnish (non-compulsory)
Soften butter in a big soup pot. Add onion, celery and salt to style, stirring 3 minutes. Add curry powder and proceed stirring till onion and celery are smooth, about 5 extra minutes.
Add squash, apples and inventory; convey to a boil. Decrease warmth to low, cowl pot and simmer till squash and apples are very smooth, about 35 minutes.
Cool soup barely and puree by whirling in batches in a blender. Return soup to pot. Stir in cream, season with salt and pepper, after which simmer briefly to warmth via. Serve garnished with an apple slice design, parsley or chives.
Apple Slice Designs
Slice an apple in half via the center crosswise. Reduce a number of skinny, spherical slices from every of the halves. Set them on a reducing board, and let your youngster press tiny cookie cutters via the center core part of every slice — leaving a cute form within the center. Discard the cut-out items containing seeds and the core. Nibble on the remainder.
Tip: To encourage wholesome apple snacking, maintain an assortment of small cookie cutters available and use them for making “apple-slice designs.” Use tiny pumpkins in fall, Christmas-tree and star-shaped cookie cutters in December, a snowman in January, a coronary heart in February and a bunny for spring.