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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup recipe

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

This easy soup recipe is healthy and full of flavor! Adding a fresh habanero or jalapeno adds the perfect amount of heat to this Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.
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Course: Easy Weeknight Meal or Lunch, Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Comfort Food, Fall
Keyword: easy recipes, fall, healthy, soup
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Tracy

Equipment

  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 Butternut squash, approx 2 pounds
  • 1 finely diced habanaro pepper jalapeno would be fine as well- REMOVE THE SEEDS
  • ½ medium sweet onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 2 oz low fat cream cheese

Instructions

  • Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds
  • Peel the squash
  • Cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot
  • Add onion and garlic and saute, stirring often, until they begin to brown
  • Add the cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper - stir so they are mixed in well
  • Add squash, habanero pepper, and chicken stock
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat and cover. Let it simmer for 15- 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender
  • Remove from the heat and puree the vegetable mixture using a blender or food processor Puree until smooth.
  • While you are pureeing the vegetables, add the cream cheese to the warm pot to soften it
  • Add the pureed mixture back into your pot
  • Add in the milk
  • Stir well
  • Serve warm
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Once mine was mixed and back in the pot, I covered it and kept it on low until we were ready for lunch!
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