504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Butternut Squash Soup

3.26.2012

Butternut Squash Soup

I love soup pretty much all the time.
Perhaps it is because it is always cold here,
but I really do like to think it is because it
just makes me feel warm and satisfied.

My friend brought this soup over to my house one day...
and I LOVED it.
I have since modified it and
you can too based on what is already in your kitchen.

And I will apologize in advance for the photos in this post.
I had no idea they were so bad...but the soup is G-O-N-E!

Ingredients
1 Butternut Squash
1 Red Pepper
1-2 Pears
1 Red Onion
1-2 Cups of Vegetable Stock
Olive oil (1-2 T)
2-3 Cloves garlic (or even more)
Sea Salt and Ground Pepper to taste
EDIT: 1 can of stewed tomatoes or 3-4 tomatoes sliced and oven roasted

NOTE 1: If you do not like too much red pepper taste, try adding only 1/2 the pepper. NOTE 2: The pear adds sweetness, so you may want to play with that quantity as well.
NOTE 3: You can also add a leek.
EDIT - NOTE 4: Roasted tomatoes or a can of stewed tomatoes also compliment the flavors nicely, but are not necessary

COOK IT!
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Cut squash in half and place it in a 9 x 13 glass dish filled with about 1"of water.
  • Place in oven and bake for approximately 1 hour. A fork should easily go into the squash when it is done. If not done, check back every 10 minutes or so for doneness.


  • Cut pear (and peel it), cut red pepper and onion into medium size pieces. EDUT and tomatoes into slices
  • Crush 2-3 cloves of garlic.
  • Place pear, pepper, onion, tomatoes (stewed tomatoes need not be roasted, but can be throw in here too) and garlic into another 9 x 13 glass dish. Drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper (to your liking).
  • Place in oven and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Check for tenderness, add time in increments of 10 minutes until done to your liking.


  • Once squash and veggie/fruit mixture is finished, let cool a bit.
  • Remove seed from the squash.
  • Scoop out the meat of the squash and place in a food processor.
  • Process squash, adding vegetable stock (1/2 cup at a time)  and/or water  to make the squash smoother.
  • Begin adding the veggie/fruit mixture and more veggie stock until the smoothness is desired. NOTE: Add stewed (canned) tomatoes during this step as well.I like a thicker, chunkier soup, so I used about 1 cup of stock. Using more stock just makes is smoother/thinner.


Guess what...?
You are done and ready to enjoy!

I like my soup as is with a crusty piece of sourdough bread. 
You can add goat cheese, feta cheese or sour cream...
or whatever you want!
How do you like your soup?

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3 comments :

  1. Oh I am loving this recipe, I will be trying this.

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  2. this version sounds yummy! i love the addition of the pears! going to be whipping this one up SOON! thanks for sharing my friend...hugs...

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  3. I can't wait to take it for a spin with this recipe!

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