yummy: curried butternut squash soup

Today it’s supposed to be 80 degrees and I’ve got a soup recipe for ya.

You’ll be sweating by the end of this post but it’ll be worth it.

I just REALLY love this soup and I want you to know about it. If I’m in the mood for soup, this is the recipe I usually reach for. It’s super easy, quick, and delicious. I think that must be Ellie Krieger’s running theme because a lot of her recipes are like that.

I’d say I’m officially on an Ellie Krieger kick since I’ve already cooked up two others found here & here. I can’t help myself.

A couple of times now since the new year I’ve laughed at my husband when he’s chopping onions and they burn his eyes. That sounds terrible but it’s a funny site to see the man ‘cry’ since he’s known to not express much. And the silly faces he makes, oh they’re great.

I shouldn’t have picked on him -> caution, rough photo ahead.

I believe in Karma and gosh darn it these onions were Brutal with a capitol B! They burned while I cried for a bit.

I even laughed out loud at myself because I deserved it.

I had to add broccoli into the mix because it was going bad and I needed to stick to #2 from my healthy changes of 2012.
Be sure to skip the broccoli when you make it though, it’s too strong of a flavor. I had to add more honey. At least I didn’t have to throw them away!

I’ve been wanting an immersion blender for years now and I finally got one a couple months ago. It’s debut was with this recipe. It’s much easier to blend in the pot than to ladle two batches of the soup into a standing blender. And at only $30 for the contraption it’s definitely worth it.

note: the soup is a lot smoother if you don’t use broccoli.

The garnish is my favorite part!

When we’d carve pumpkins growing up we would bake the seeds in the oven with a little seasoning. Butternut squash have similar seeds so I always bake them in my toaster oven with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper while I’m cooking. The seeds add a nice crunchy contrast to the blended soup. Here’s a recipe for the seeds if you wanted to try it out too.

The soup is creamy with a hint of honey and curry. So good!!

Crank up the A/C and dig in.

What’s your favorite kitchen gadget?

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13 comments on “yummy: curried butternut squash soup

  1. elisariva says:

    I love your cooking posts because I can’t wait to see what “bonus” ingredient you will add! The soup looks wonderful and I will have to try it. As for gadget – with my lifestyle right now it is a toss up between my George Foreman grill and my microwave…

  2. I REALLY want a hand blender! I may look into it. I also adore squash soup, in fact it’s one of my favourite soup ingredients. This sounds absolutely deeeeelish.

  3. Hooray for an immersion blender. I bought one about a year ago and can’t believe I “survived” so long without one!

  4. Little Sis says:

    Gadget favorites? Right now I’m smoothying a lot, so my Vitamix is wonderful, and it’s in it’s 10th year, so I don’t even feel bad about the price anymore. I use a food processor a lot for the 800 different kinds of hummus I’m playing with too. Like you, however, I love the immersion for soup – so much less of a hassle than filling and emptying the blender pitcher for a lot of soup…. and is there anything more awesome than squash soup? Maybe, but I’d have to think about it.

    • Adrienne says:

      I’m smoothinying every morning with a ‘wimpy’ blender. I’m tempted to join the club and get a Vitamix! Glad to know you’ve had one for so long, I think that’d help me with the price too! I do like onion soup too. 🙂 The cheese, oh the cheese.

  5. Adrienne says:

    I’m smoothinying every morning with a ‘wimpy’ blender. I’m tempted to join the club and get a Vitamix! Glad to know you’ve had one for so long, I think that’d help me with the price too! I do like onion soup too. 🙂 The cheese, oh the cheese.

  6. Oh my gosh, I love your glasses! They’re so cute!

    I ALSO love B-nut squash. I usually just roast it, but I should totally try something new, such as soup!

    Happy hour on Friday????

  7. Meg says:

    Apparently if you chew gum while cutting onions it helps with the crying! It works really well for me. try it out.. xo

    Oh and this soup sounds aweosme

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