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If you’re a fan of cozy, comforting soups, you’re in for a treat with El Reno Ok’s Autumn Squash Soup recipe. This easy and delicious butternut squash soup is perfect for those chilly autumn nights. So grab your apron and let’s get started!
First things first, you’ll need a three-pound butternut squash. Carefully slice it, peel it, deseed it, and cube it up. Cutting the squash into smaller pieces will ensure that it cooks faster and evenly. Don’t worry about perfection here – the size of the cubes doesn’t matter too much.
Next, grab a medium onion and dice it up. The size of the onion doesn’t matter since the soup will be blended later on. Heat up some olive oil in a large pot over medium heat and add the onion in. While the onion cooks, mince about six cloves of garlic. After the onion has cooked for about 10 to 15 minutes and taken on a bit of color, add in the minced garlic.
Time for Flavor
Now it’s time for the spices. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to the pot and stir for about a minute. This will create a beautiful aroma and add depth of flavor to the soup. Next, add in the cubed butternut squash, along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of freshly-cracked black pepper. You can also add in some apple cubes for a touch of sweetness and acidity.
Simmer and Blend
Let the soup simmer away for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the butternut squash is tender. After that, it’s time to blend it up. You can use a regular blender or a food processor for this step. If you prefer a creamier soup, you can add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of heavy cream or coconut milk to the blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Time to Serve
Now comes the moment of truth – tasting the soup! Adjust the seasoning as needed and add more liquid if you prefer a thinner consistency. To garnish, sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper, a dash of cinnamon, and a sprinkle of fresh thyme on top. This autumn squash soup is the perfect fall treat that will warm your heart and soul.
Whether you’re a soup enthusiast or just looking for a delicious and easy recipe to try, El Reno Ok’s Autumn Squash Soup is sure to impress. So grab a bowl, cozy up, and savor the flavors of the season.
Remember, you can find more mouth-watering recipes like this on the El Reno Ok website. Happy cooking!