Easy Roasted Butternut Squash SoupEasy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Easy meals like this roasted butternut squash soup are my jam today. It’s the day after Halloween and the candy hangover is for real. I mean for real. Because when you have a 2 year old and take said 2 year old trick or treating, obviously the 2 year old can’t eat all the candy.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

It’s just a bad idea.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Though arguably, it was a bad idea to take her trick or treating in the first place if today was my punishment for it. Clearly, she wore herself out trick or treating and running from house to house.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

You know what though? I don’t take it back. Trick or treating with her was so fun. More fun than we could have had when Nate and I were kids. I mean not that Halloween wasn’t a blast then too, but it’s so different. There’s nothing like watching your kid have a great time. Especially when your kid looks stinkin adorable dressed up in a princess outfit complete with sparkly crown and fake fur coat.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Oh yes. That happened. And it was the stuff my dreams of having a little girl were made of.

Unfortunately, cue November 1. My kid didn’t understand why after days of trick or treating (4 total), she wasn’t wearing princess clothes. In fact, now that she’s a very vocal 2 year old, Goose made her opinions on her plain clothes very known. I’m pretty sure the neighbors down the road know my kid was not happy about wearing pants today. And really, I mean, I don’t blame her. Pants kind of suck.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

But the tears and tantrum over pants were only one part of it. Goose was just having nothing to do with today. No “punkin” patch. No trick or treating. Just a lame old walk to see the horses. And it wasn’t up to her high standards. So she cried. And demanded to be held. And cried more. So I held her. All day.

I understood why moms everywhere are tired and joke about coffee and wine. Totally get it.

But even despite the post apocalyptic Halloween fallout, I still managed to make dinner. Most nights, I’d wave a red flag and just wait until both of us were home. But this was so easy. I literally had to quarter 3 onions. That’s it. It helps to plan for the worst and buy the precut squash. Makes it so much easier because after I quartered the onions, I just dumped the squash out onto a covered cookie sheet. I tossed the onions and squash with olive oil and spices, and put it into the oven, where I forgot about it for the next 45 minutes. Then I took it out, let it cool, ran it through a blender and hello, dinner done with Mommy’s sanity somewhat in tact.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Somewhat.

Not only is this dinner easy, it’s delicious and healthy. It’s vegetarian or vegan depending on what stock you use and gluten free. We had to balance out the 30 pounds of candy we ate this weekend. Plus it’s so yummy. I hate feeling like I can’t eat good food just because making good food is difficult. This dinner puts that to rest. With virtually no active prep, you get a delicious, zippy soup flavored with ginger and garlic. Minimal sweat. Minimal effort. Maximum taste.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Which is exactly what I need today. That and another Snickers bar and a glass of wine.

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Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds of pre peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 3-4 onions
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger grated
  • 6 cups of stock*
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For roasted squash seeds
  • seeds from a squash, cleaned and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a cookie sheet with foil. Spray the foil with nonstick spray.
  2. Quarter the onions and lay the onions and squash out on the prepared tray evenly. Press garlic cloves over veggies. Drizzle olive oil and toss the veggies to evenly coat. Sprinkle on ginger and salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the squash is fork tender and onions begin to caramelize on the edges.
  4. Remove from oven. Let cool.
  5. Put veggies into a blender along with 3 cups of stock. Blend until smooth. Pour into a saucepan and heat over low heat. Stir in the rest of the stock. Serve hot, garnish with squash seeds and fresh sage.
  6. For the roasted seeds
  7. Preheat oven to 400.
  8. Toss the seeds in olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until seeds are golden and slightly nutty smelling.
Recipe Type: soup

Notes

* I like either chicken stock or vegetable stock in this. I'd avoid beef stock.

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Calories
269 cal
Fat
18 g
Carbs
21 g
Protein
9 g


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Looking for other easy soup recipes? Try this Easy Tuscan White Bean Soup or Cheddar Apple Soup.

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37 Comments

    • jfletcher

      More savory than Panera’s. You know how Panera’s has a bit of a sweet taste, which is still super good? This is more warmly spicy.

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    • jfletcher

      Oh the best! I grew my own butternuts a few years ago. I had them all winter too. I need to get back into gardening. It’s so much harder to do it with a toddler underfoot!

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  1. Stacy Calhoun

    This looks so amazing. I am always in a rut too the day after Halloween. Between rationing out candy to the kids and myself my brain is fried. This recipe is so quick and easy. As far as the little one, might as well let her continue to dress as a princess. My 8-year-old is still wearing her costume, getting glitter all over my house. It is one battle that I am not engaging in. She will get tired of the dress in about a month or so.

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    • jfletcher

      Nah, I don’t fight her on it either. She can wear her princess dress whenever. Right now her thing is a pair of light up reindeer antlers and her pumpkin onesie with a tutu skirt. It’s hysterical. I just want to tell people when I’m out in public with her that she picked her outfit.

      Reply
  2. Melissa

    There is something about Fall that makes me crave comfort foods like this!! We love butternut squash, and love soups just as much so this is a perfect combo!

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  3. Nichole Snellgrove

    I am not normally a fan of squash, but I think I just may have to try this recipe. The colors in this post are incredible by the way! Such a beautiful post and thanks for sharing!

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