Other than our obsession with pumpkins, the one thing that epitomizes fall cooking is the butternut squash. As soon as it turns colder I start admiring these odd-shaped squash in the grocery store and wait for a day when I have time to peel and chop one of these bad boys to make soup.
I only recently started eating butternut squash. I have never been a fan of any kind of squash, not even zucchini, but when my mother in law made butternut squash soup for Christmas dinner one year, I could not turn it down. When I am in someone else’s home, I eat what I am served, regardless of if I think I will like it or not. I was pleasantly surprised by this creamy and slightly sweet soup. Not at all what I thought it would taste like and now I try to make it a few times each fall.
Did you know?
In Australia and New Zealand, they call it a butternut pumpkin.
A butternut squash is technically a fruit.
What is your favorite way to prepare butternut squash?