Thursday, December 30, 2010

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

DISCLAIMER: Maybe I had a really good squash. I can't promise your soup will be as amazing as mine.

1. Peel (I used a vegetable peeler) and cube squash.  Put squash in an oven-safe container, preferably something that is also stove-top safe.  Lightly oil squash.
2. Slice a little of the top off a head of garlic.  (You only need a few cloves to a quarter of the head, but the roasted garlic will keep in the fridge for a few days and you can put it on bread or pasta.)

3. Turn oven on to about 375 F / 190 C.
4. Put garlic in foil and drizzle with olive oil.  Fold foil up and leave it a little open on top.

5. Roast in the oven until squash starts turning golden brown.

6. Chop a red onion.

7. Move squash to the stove top and add oil and onions.  Fry onions.  (If you're pot is going from oven to stove, fry onions while the squash is in the pot.  If you need to transfer the squash, fry the onions first, then add squash.)

8. Turn down heat, add some beer or other flavorful liquid while scraping the bottom of the pot.

9. Squeeze out about 6 cloves of garlic.
10. Add about a cup of water or broth, more or less to taste.

11. Add salt, cinnamon, and fenugreek.  (Optional: Pepper, ginger, rosemary, lavender, thyme, sage...)
12. Blend until smooth. 


  1. I love butternut squash! So healthy and yummy. The subtle sweetness is so nice, especially when it's pureed with spices. Never cooked it with fenugreek, I will have to give it a try! :)

  2. This looks wonderful. I love roasted garlic. It's such a useful ingredient for adding flavor to so many things. I especially enjoy it spread on challah on Shabbos.



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