Our fall CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) pick up had 6 acorn squash and 8 butternut squash!
I have never cooked butternut squash, so I went on a search for a good recipe!  I was lucky to have recently picked up the October issue of Food Network magazine the other day, because there was a feature on soups and stews.
Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage was one of the recipes in the feature.  I enjoyed it very much.  I did make a slight change, I added about 1/2 cup of heavy cream at the end.  I liked the consistency much better.
Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage
Serves 4
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
12 ounces cooked chicken-apple sausage, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
4 cups cubed, peeled butternut squash (1 small to medium squash)
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 1/2 cups water
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.  Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes. 

Transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon.  Add the squash, carrots, celery, onion, chicken broth, 2 1/2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the pot.

Cover and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and continue simmering until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.

Puree the soup in a blender in batches, then return to the pot along with the sausage.  Season with salt and pepper.

My tummy was happy and so was my bowl!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will give this recipe a try!  You won’t regret it! 
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7 Responses to Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage

  1. quiltfool says:

    You are making me hungry for soup. It’s not quite cool enough here tho. Texas. Cool one day. Hot tamale. Lane

  2. Shay says:

    Mr. P loves butternut pumpkin and it s pretty much the only type of pumpkin we buy. Looks like another recipe just made it to my “must try ” list. He’d flip over this.

  3. Cathleen says:

    Looks good! Cream makes for a nice creamy soup for sure. If you’re looking for more squash recipes I just posted a recipe for squash enchiladas – they are pretty tasty!

  4. This looks nice! Perfect for the cold weather! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE

  5. Carol says:

    Thanks for the follow :) Following you back! The soup looks fantastic. I just picked up that issue. We love soup!

  6. Julie Yates says:

    Hi, its Julie from Oranges and Almonds – this looks great – I love how it is healthy but hearty! Great blog!

  7. Sarah E. says:

    That looks like the perfect soup for fall! :)

    Thank you for linking this one up to Tasty Thursday too.

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