Butternut Squash Soup

With the cold weather creeping up on us, it seems like this is the perfect time for soup!  

This is an awesome Butternut Squash Soup recipe to warm up to that’s packed full of flavor!

Enjoy! xo Jen

Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

8 pounds of whole butternut squash, washed well
6 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
2 tablespoons pure organic maple syrup
3 carrots, peeled and halved
1 large onion, thinly sliced
10 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock, preferably homemade or at least organic, divided
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons sea salt (double this if your stock is unsalted)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the squashes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard.

Place the squash halves cut side up in a roasting pan. Divide the coconut oil and maple syrup evenly amongst the squash cavities. Arrange the carrot and onions slices around the squash. Pour 2 cups of stock in the pan and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 2 hours.

Remove the pan from the oven and allow the vegetables to cool slightly or enough that you can handle them. Scoop the squash pulp from the skins and transfer to a large soup pot. Add the carrots, onions and cooking liquid from the pan.

Add the remaining 8 cups of chicken stock to the pot with cayenne and salt to taste (I usually add 1 Tablespoon when I use unsalted stock.) Stir well and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes.

Puree the soup until smooth in the pot with an immersion blender or in batches in a blender.