Butternut Squash Soup topped with sweet and spicy Walnuts
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • Butternut squash, halved lengthwise- 1 whole
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Celery, chopped- 1 rib
  • Chicken broth or vegetable broth, low sodium- 2 cups
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Ground black pepper- 1 tsp for seasoning squash+ ½ tsp for seasoning the veggies
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Unsalted Butter- 1 tbsp for baking squash+1 tbsp for sautéing veggies
For making Sweet and Spicy walnuts
  • Unsalted butter- 1 tbsp
  • Brown sugar- 1 tbsp
  • Chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Walnuts- ½ cup
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Place the squash halved vertically, cut side up on a baking sheet. Brush with 1 tbsp butter, season with salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Bake until brown at the edges and tender, about 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large soup pot or dutch oven, add 1 tbsp butter, add chopped onions and celery; saute until the veggies turn soft.
  5. Season with ground black pepper and salt.
  6. After an hour baking, take the squash out of the oven, scoop the flesh out, add it to the soup pot.
  7. Add the chicken broth and milk, cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  8. Transfer the soup in batches to a blender jar and puree or use an immersion blender and puree soup in the pot itself after lowering the heat.
  9. Serve in soup bowls and garnish with sweet and spicy walnuts.
Making Sweet and Spicy walnuts
  1. Place a small pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp butter, let the butter melt, add brown sugar, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Add the walnuts and toss them until evenly coated, let cool.
Notes
You could double the ingredients if you have more guests or save the leftover in the refrigerator.
For a fancy presentation: serve the soup in the baked butternut squash after removing most of the flesh from it, make sure not to peel the skin off while scooping the flesh. Leave some flesh at the bottom for holding the soup without leaking.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/butternut-squash-soup-topped-with-sweet-and-spicy-walnuts/