Sunday, October 22, 2017

Butternut Squash Soup

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I'm bringing you a new recipe. I've always wanted to make butternut squash soup but for whatever reason have never done it. Well today that's about to change. I found a few recipes that I liked and combined them together, but a majority of the recipe comes from America's Test Kitchen cook book. Alright let's get started.

What You'll Need:

2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Onion, chopped fine
3 pounds of butternut squash cut in 1 inch chunks (but you can add more if you want,  I did)
5 Cups of Low sodium chicken broth
2 Sprigs of thyme
Pinch of Nutmeg
1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 a package of bacon (or if you're like my family, just make the whole darn thing!)
Sour Cream


Step 1:

Melt the butter in a large heavy pot (such as a dutch oven, but not necessary), over medium heat. Add the onion until soften, 8-10 minutes.

Step 2:

Stir in the squash, broth, thyme and nutmeg. Bring to simmer, cover and cook until squash is tender. 20-25 minutes.

Step 4:

Which squash is cooking, cut up bacon to bit size pieces. I actually used my kitchen shears and cut it up that way into the pan. Make sure the pan is cold and the stove is off when you do this. After you are finished cutting up the bacon, then turn on the heat and cook until crispiness of your liking. When done cooking, drain bacon fat and set aside for future use.

Step 5:

Remove the Thyme sprigs and puree the soup in batches. I used a food processor which left small chunks in it. Mr. did like it this way, so we'll probably do it again that way. But if you want a smooth consistency, use a blender.

Step 6:

Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Bring to simmer, then turn the heat off. If the soup is too thick for you, add in some more water or broth to consistency liking. Season with salt and pepper

Step 7:

Pour soup into bowl, add a dollop of sour cream and bacon to your liking. Enjoy!

And of course I made a video. Make sure to watch to the end so you can see/listen to a funny blooper.

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