Saturday, July 16, 2011

CREAMY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

My husband and I went to a restaurant here in San Diego for a buffet. Being vegetarians, we knew our options would be limited but still we wanted to give it a try since its a very famous restaurant here in San Diego for Sunday Brunches. So there we tasted this butternut squash soup and I fell in love with this soup immediately. It was so rich and creamy. I can never forget the taste of it ever. We really loved the soup. Not only soup, we had so many vegetarian options as well. But this was super hit. So I decided to make this at home but never got a chance till now. When I went to my market this week for my veggies, I found butternut squash and I picked it immediately.  So, today, I am presenting to you all my fav butternut squash soup. 

Ingredients:

Butternut squash - 1/2 of medium sized squash - 1.25 cups diced chunks
Onion - 1 medium
Carrots - 2 chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves (optional)
Butter - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste 
Red Pepper flakes - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - to taste
Water/ Veggie broth - 1 cup
Heavy cream - 3 tbsp or to taste

Preparation: 

In a pan, melt butter and add 2 cloves of garlic. When it turns golden brown take it out and toss it away. In that same pan, add onions and saute till it becomes caramelized. 

Add carrots and squash and saute for about a min and add water/ veggie broth just enough to cover the squash, salt and cover it. Let it simmer for about 20 mins. 
Make sure the squash and carrots are cooked well and is tender. If not let it simmer for another 10 mins till it becomes tender (You should be able to mash the squash with a fork).

Take the veggies in a blender and blend it to a smooth paste. 

Transfer the contents back to the pan with the stock and add spices according to needs. 

Let it cook for couple of mins and add about 3 tbsp heavy cream. 


The color of the soup is similar to color of carrot but since I added cream, the color is lighter than the usual. 

Serve hot with garlic bread and relish the soup! 
Sending this to Deb' Souper Sundays

20 comments:

  1. creamy soup is looking healthy and delicious

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  2. This is new to me. Going to try. Glad to follow you. Hope you will visit me too.
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  3. This looks so creamy and delicious--I can see why it is such a favorite. ;-) Thanks for sharing it at Souper Sundays.

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  4. Looks delicious! So nice you were able to recreate your favorite at home!

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  5. Rich and creamy soup. I don't usually add carrots to this soup. I shall try it next time.

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  6. soup sounds interesting and wonderful, nice one dear..

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  7. Woww. this looks so yum :) Great recipe :)

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  8. ow, looks creamy and rich...haven't tried this soup so far' ur picture makes me crave for it.

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  9. I am not a big soup person but this is one of the few soups that I actually like n can tell this is very well done :)
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  10. hi amritha, blog walk from umm maimoonah... i am always attracted to squash, looks great am keen try this out yum yum
    mine is a foodie blog too, but not vegetarian. do visit, would love a comment from you.

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  11. Soup looks great, creamy and delicious!

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  12. Wow, the soup looks so delishh! I loved the ingredients and the delicate balance of flavours!!

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  13. Creamy and rich soup. Lovely!!

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  14. Butternut squash is one of my fav soups -- yours looks perfect:)

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  15. Where are you these days? :)

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  16. Soup looks perfect. First time here. Liked all your recipes. Happy to follow you.

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  17. looks very healthy.Like the new look of your blog.

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  18. Creamy butternut Squash Soup recipe is a great taste and healthy soup. I found new variety Soup recipes and these recipes are very easy to make at home.

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