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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I tweaked a recipe I found online and it turned out pretty good.  The resulting soup has a rich, sweet flavor.  Perfect for cool, damp fall nights like tonight in Nebraska.  Here’s what I did:

Split a butternut squash in half, and remove the guts.
Spread a tablespoon of butter on each half.  Then sprinkle with brown sugar.  (Definitely a picture not meant to impress:

Get the Egg stabilized around 425, and cook indirect.  I didn’t use any wood chips, because I imagine that the squash would absorb a lot of smoke.  The lump charcoal imparts enough flavor as it is.  These ended up going 2.5 hours but the key is to go until they probe fork tender.  

In a stock pot: slice a small yellow onion and four cloves of garlic.  Sauté with butter until the onions start to brown and soften.  


Add 4 cups of chicken stock and the contents of the roasted squash (minus the skin, of course).  Pulse with an immersion blender until smooth.  Salt as necessary, and stir. 


I think it would go well with some shredded chicken. It does well on its own.  



Blake @NPHuskerFL did a post about roasted butternut squash the other day on Instagram (maybe?) and it inspired this experiment.  I’m glad I tried it.  Thanks for looking.

LBGE since June 2012

Omaha, NE

Comments

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860
    That looks awesome- thanks for sharing. I need to incorporate more vegetables in my meals. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,200
    Love this.  Lots of great places you can go from that base - roasted garlic, coconut milk and curry, sun dried tomatoes, on and on.  Try melting a pat of butter in just before you hit it with the blender.  You can also cube some up small and caramelize in a pan then add to the soup after it's blended.
    Austin, TX
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,538
    My wife makes a metric sh!tton of this every year and we freeze it and eat it all year round.  Get some fresh nutmeg to grind on top of it.

    I love the stuff.  That looks great.
    NOLA
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 578
    I’ve already thrown in pulled pork from last week, and it was awesome.  The coconut milk/curry combination is likely next.  Thanks for the other ideas! 

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,937
    @SaltySam My man! :clap:
    Mine...I think....was acorn squash. But, this dish you've created is on point!  Thanks for sharing fellow Husker. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
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