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Butternut Squash Ginger Soup | 2Teaspoons

Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Soup

Creamy butternut squash soup with a little kick of ginger to warm you up on cool fall evenings!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author 2 Teaspoons

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 leek or onion trimmed, prepared, and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds sour cream, and parsley

Instructions

  1. Prepare and roast butternut squash: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel, seed, and cube squash. Toss cubed squash in olive oil and roast on a baking sheet until squash is soft and begins to brown, 15-20 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a stock pot on medium-low heat. Sauté leek until soft, 8-10 minutes. Add in garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add in spices and sugar and let cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until golden and soft.
  3. Stir in broth and roasted squash. Let simmer for 40-45 minutes, until squash begins to break down and the soup starts to thicken.
  4. Puree soup using an emersion blender or regular blender. If using a regular blender puree in batches, filling blender less than halfway and not sealing lid completely (I usually just leave the removable part in the middle of the lid off). The heat of the soup can cause the air in a sealed blender to expand and make the lid fly off! It's happened to a friend I know and it was a pretty crazy exploding soup mess!
  5. Salt and pepper soup to taste. If soup is too thick it can be thinned using additional broth or water.
  6. Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds, sour cream, and parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Select squash that feels heavy for its size, with no bruises or brown spots.