Butternut Squash Soup

          Since the weather is starting to get colder, we have been whipping up soups lately. Fall is my favorite time of year. Pumpkins, leaves changing, football, Halloween, pumpkin beer and cozy food!            

         Wiltse’s farm is a place I have shared before on a previous blog posts that is a fabulous place for fresh produce! It’s our weekend adventure. We are super cool 😬. I can’t wait to go there this October to pick our own pumpkin from their fields! 

        So butternut squash soup was just the ticket to cure our pre-Fall jitters!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 tbsp margarine
  • 6 cups peeled and cubes butternut squash
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper (I addded more to taste)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2-8 ounce packages of cream cheese 
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • *optional: bag of instant popcorn For garnish

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 to roast the butternut squash. 
  • Cut the squash in half. Scoop out seeds. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper on flesh side

  • Bake flesh side DOWN on foiled pan for 45 minutes to roast.     

  • In large saucepan, sauté onions, garlic and margarine until tender.
  • Chop roasted squash into cubes ( can keep skin on or can take it off)
  • Add squash, chicken broth, marjoram, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

  • Bring mixture to a boil, cook 20 minutes or until squash is tender (kind of like when you are making mashed potatoes)
  • Purée squash mixture and add in cream cheese until batch is smooth. (I used my hand held blender wand-amazing appliance for many reasons)

  • Let soup simmer until ready to serve.
  • Optional: pop a bag of popcorn to use as garnish with your soup
  • Enjoy friends! 

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