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Friday, October 16, 2015

Amanda's Kitchen: Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Hey friends!  I'm really excited to introduce you to my best friend from college, Amanda.  Amanda doesn't have her own blog (yet!), so I'm going to be sharing some of her recipes with y'all.  I know firsthand what an amazing cook she is, so I'm excited for y'all to give her recipes a try.  Happy Friday!


Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


Butternut Squash Soup

My name is Amanda and I am excited to be writing a guest post for my best friend's blog! Isn't Seersucker Sass amazing? A little about me: I am Tennessee born with Georgia roots, a sports fanatic, an extreme Frank Sinatra enthusiast, and an avid runner that is fueled by black coffee. It was not until after college that I really took an interest in fitness and nutrition. I began regularly exercising about three years ago, and now I am completely in love with running and mix body strength training in with my cardio training schedule. I quickly learned that what you put in your body is just as important as the fitness to tone your body, so I began studying nutrition on my own time to really get a good idea of what the body needs in terms of "fuel". I found that the key is to eat clean by using fresh, whole ingredients, and I personally buy organic when I can. I am excited to share some recipes with you! 

I do not know about you, but the fall time is my FAVORITE: fall scents, cozy nights, scarves, sweaters, booties, and of course, the warm comfort food that comes with the cooler temperatures! Last weekend was one of the first chilly weekends we've had in East Tennessee, so I made a very easy, delicious Butternut Squash Soup!

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

- 1 Butternut Squash
- 1 medium onion (I used a sweet vidalia)
- 1 quart free range Chicken Stock (I used Fresh Market's Organic Chicken Stock, lower sodium)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp- 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg (depends on how much you like the taste of nutmeg!)
- Coconut oil
- Optional: Toppings (such as reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese, sliced pear, additional cinnamon, or walnuts)


Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Step-by-Step Instructions:

- First, I peeled and chopped my butternut squash into cubes and set it to the side. This step is definitely the longest, since chopping a whole, uncooked squash takes a bit of muscle and patience! 

- Chop the onion into bits and saute the onion in coconut oil in a large pot. I used about 1 tbsp of coconut oil for this step, but adjust accordingly.

- Once the onion is sautéed, add the chopped squash, chicken stock, and all dry ingredients to the pot, cooking the squash until tender. I boiled the squash around 10 minutes.

- Once the squash is tender, transfer the contents of the pot to a blender or food processor to liquify the soup. I used a blender since I do not have a food processor (maybe Santa is reading this post), and pureed the ingredients.

- Pour the contents back into the pot and you have your healthy, homemade butternut squash soup! 


I found a similar recipe on a Paleo website, but made a few alterations of my own. I would eat this soup right away, or it can be stored for about two days in the refrigerator. My favorite toppings to put on top of butternut squash soup is reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese, sliced pear, additional cinnamon, or walnuts. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I look forward to sharing more recipes in the future!


Again, another big thank you to my best friend, Amanda!  If you'd like to connect with her on social - and you know you wanna! - here are links to her Twitter and Instagram.




15 comments:

  1. This recipe just sounds fabulous.
    I need to try it when the temps get a little cooler over here.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  2. I seriously am obsessed with butternut squash soup! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  3. I've heard lots of butternut squash recipes lately and so they've definitely got me interested! I'm bookmarking this one to try out :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  4. Okay I am not a talented chef AT ALL but this recipe looks delicious so I have to try! Butternut squash soup is one of my favorite fall meals!

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  5. Wow, this looks AMAZING! Super cool that you got your bff to post :)

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  6. Omg what this is such a yummy recipe and hi BFF!
    Lauren
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  7. I love your blog! Have a nice weekend:)

    irenethayer.com

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  8. Omg yum! Definitely trying this recipe.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  9. Mmm sounds great! Definitely need to pin this recipe!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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  10. Oh this looks wonderful! Perfect for a chilly fall night!

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  11. This sounds SO good! And so fall!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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  12. This sounds so yummy! I love butternut squash, so I have got to try this out! Thanks for sharing!!

    xo. A Peachy Sonder

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  13. I have to share this with my mom--she loves butternut squash soup!

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  14. I will have to tell my friend about this. She is always seeking out new recipes. Thanks.

    xoxo dani

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  15. This looks so delicious- I'm in love with squash soup for all of fall, so this is for me! I never thought about using coconut oil before in soup- have to try it!

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

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