Ina Garten Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


This flavorful Ina Garten butternut squash soup will be your new fave way to enjoy butternut squash and pumpkin. This savory and filling soup is delicious and topped with cream fraiche. Ingredients include butter, olive oil, yellow onion, pumpkin puree, butternut squash, chicken stock, salt, pepper, nutmeg, half & half, and creme fraiche. Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chopped yellow onions 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 1/2 lbs butternut squash* peeled and cut into chunks 3 cups good quality chicken stock 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup half and half Optional Topping Ideas Creme fraiche grated Gruyere croutons Instructions Heat butter and olive oil in Dutch oven or other heavy bottomed stockpot. Add chopped onions and cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes or until onions are fragrant and translucent. Add the butternut squash, pumpkin puree, chicken stock, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, or until the butternut squash is tender and you can easily pierce through it with a fork. Turn off the heat and use an immersion blender** to puree the soup to your desired consistency. Move it around in the pot to ensure you get all the veggies. String half and half to the soup and heat slowly. Add more salt to taste if needed. Serve with creme fraiche, gruyere, or croutons. Recipe Notes *For extra flavor you can also roast the squash for this soup. Simply slice the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, drizzle with a little olive oil, place butternut squash face down on a foil-lined baking sheet, and roast for about 20 minutes, or until butternut squash is tender. Scoop the flesh out and use in recipe in place of butternut squash cubes. **The original recipe calls for using a food mill for this step. If you use a food mill instead of an immersion blender, process the mixture through the medium blade and then return to the pot and proceed with the recipe. .