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BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

nightshade-free
dairy-free
egg-free
gluten-free
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

I've made butternut squash soup many times in my day, and I can honestly say that the homemade chicken broth makes ALL the difference. Keeping bone broth in the freezer is really a handy thing to do, so you can make this soup any time you please.

My go-to version of butternut squash soup uses non-traditional ingredients like a tiny bit of coconut milk and a splash of fresh orange juice – once you've tried it, it's the only one you'll make!

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash roasted
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic peeled & smashed
  • 1 tablespoon SAVORY Spice Blend
  • 2 pinches dry sage
  • 48 ounces chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste

FOR GARNISH

  • Sage leaves
  • Ghee or coconut oil

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 400ºF.

Half the squash and place it face down in a glass or ceramic roasting dish about 30-55 minutes. After the squash has been roasting for about 20 minutes, begin to cook the rest of the soup ingredients on the stove-top.

Use a large pot and sauté the bacon fat and onions until the onions begin to brown on the edges. Then place the garlic in with the onions and add SAVORY blend & sage. Allow this to cook for just couple of minutes to take the edge off of the raw garlic then add your chicken stock, coconut milk and water. By now your squash should be roasted and you can add it to the mixture and stir together. When it's combined, add the orange juice as the last thing you do before you turn off the heat.

Allow the soup to cool a bit and then pour it into a blender and whir it up until it's smooth. Be careful not to fill the blender to the top when you're blending hot liquids as the steam tends to expand the liquid when you blend it – blend in batches if necessary. Taste and adjust for seasoning, adding more salt & pepper if needed.

Garnish with sage leaves that have been fried in ghee or coconut oil.

Time Saving Tip

Order a Balanced Bites Broth Box for ready-to-go homemade broth! 

Our broth box contains 6-24oz bags of Organic broth. Choose from an all Chicken (which we recommend for this recipe), all Beef, or half and half box.