It’s Fall and it’s my favorite time to start making soup. This soup came together rather easily because I had all the ingredients in the house and it really is that easy! I even had a little piece of ginger which was exactly what I needed. The potatoes give this a little different flavor than just plain butternut squash soup which is always one of our most favorites (check that one out as well @cookingwithcandi ) .And don’t omit the ginger but if you have to use powdered ginger that’s fine. It def adds the extra layer of flavor. This soup tastes rich and creamy even though there is no butter or cream in it.
*and the perfect thing is that you can get the sweet potatoes and butternut squash pre-cut in 1 lb. containers at Whole Foods and probably most supermarkets
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
1 yellow/white onion chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh minced ginger, I peel the ginger with a peeler and then put into mini food processor to get the right consistency , you can use a zester but easier to use mini processor. Also if no fresh ginger use about 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger.
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and diced
1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 medium sized Russet Potato, peeled and diced ( you can use Yukon Gold as well)
6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock and you may need more.
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground or course Black Pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a heavy pot ( Le Creuset always is my favorite) over medium heat. Add the onions and cook down until tender — probably 6 minutes or so. Add the ginger and stir together for another minute or so. Add the squash, the potato, sweet potatoes, and add the 6 cups of stock . Make sure the stock covers the vegetables and if necessary add more. Bring to a simmer. Add salt to taste. Reduce the heat , cover and simmer for about an hour. You want all ingredients to be tender.
I used an immersion blender but if no immersion blender you can use a regular blender and just be careful handling the hot ingredients. Once you’ve blended the soup taste for Salt and Pepper to taste.
This was delicious as an appetizer for dinner and I ate for lunch the next day and it was super delicious. I froze the extra and if you do that it’s good for about 3 months and you will need to add water or stock once defrosted .
I loved this soup!!!!