Butternut Squash Soup

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.

butternut squash 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.

butternut squash soup

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?

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