Dear Texas, please get the memo that it is now November and time for those temps to drop!
It was 90 degrees today….90 in November!! Not exactly soup weather, but I feel sure in my fall-loving heart that the sweater (and soup) weather is on it’s way!! So in an attempt to make it happen, I went ahead and played around with this butternut squash soup recipe.
This soup combines butternut squash, carrots and sweet potatoes, so it is packed with lots of vitamins and is a creamy, yummy soup for a chilly (are you listening Texas?!?) crisp fall night! A cozy blanket, a steaming cup of soup and snuggling sounds pretty perfect to me! So while we Texans wait for the cold, let’s go ahead and get those soups ready!
I also wanted an excuse to use my pretty new serving ware. I picked up several of these pieces this week and will definitely be using them in the weeks to come and for Thanksgiving year after year! The white pumpkin crock and bowls are probably my favorites! They are practical, but also pretty enough to just set out as décor. I linked them all below the recipe.
I shared more Thanksgiving table ideas here.
4 1/2 cups of butternut squash cubed – this was half of a large butternut squash for me. If you want to skip the chopping some grocery stores have bags already chopped in the produce section!
1 small white onion, peeled and chopped
1 cup of carrots chopped
2 cups of sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed – also usually available chopped in the produce section
3 garlic cloves
2 cups of veggie broth
1 teaspoon tumeric
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 can coconut milk
salt and pepper to taste
slow cooker liner for easy cleanup
Line your slow cooker for easy cleanup. Add the squash, onion, carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, veggie broth, turmeric and cinnamon to your slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Use an immersion mixer or put ingredients in a traditional blender to puree. Add coconut milk. Stir and serve. I garnished mine with a little extra coconut milk and cilantro.
Hearty, creamy and packed with nutrition, this is a great soup you will want to make again and again!
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Large white pumpkin casserole baker in white here.