As we get closer to the holidays, I’m thinking more and more about the “what to cook for holiday gatherings” bind. I love the idea of serving butternut squash soup for Thanksgiving. It just seems so…. so…. American. I mean, squash and Thanksgiving just go together in my book, so I jumped at the chance to share this recipe with you. You won’t be disappointed!
You see, eMeals was kind enough to allow me to share this recipe with you. It’s one of theirs and it’s absolutely delish!
Clean Eating Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
(Serves as appetizer: 12)
- 6 lb. butternut squash, halved, seeded and roasted until soft
- 3 tablespoons organic, pastured butter (or coconut oil for dairy free needs)
- 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
- 8 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon coriander
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ½ teaspoon marjoram
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut off stems and ends of squash; then cut in half lengthwise. Place cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 40 – 50 minutes, or until inside of squash is fork tender. Cool slightly, and scoop flesh from skin into a large bowl.
- Heat butter in a heavy bottom stockpot. Add onions and cook until soft, but not brown. Add squash, broth, black pepper, cayenne pepper, coriander, ginger, marjoram, and cumin. Stir and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Puree soup in batches in a blender or food processor, or a use a handheld emersion blender in the pot. Simmer uncovered for an additional 20 minutes or until desired thickness. Stir in Greek yogurt just before serving.