This Butternut Squash Soup Recipe offers a range of healthy eating benefits. Butternut squash makes this soup heart-friendly, fiber efficient and low in fat. Loaded with potassium and vitamin B6, this dish will start your meal with a boost to your bone health and immune system.
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1 inch chunks
3 C. homemade stock or broth
2 tsp. dried sage, thyme, or rosemary
1 Tbsp. garlic-infused olive oil or 2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp turmeric, freshly grated (optional)
2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp. scallions, sliced
Himalayan sea salt and pepper, to taste
Roast butternut squash and garlic if using with olive oil. When cooled, peel and cut into 1-inch chunks. Place squash, herbs, seasonings, and oil in stockpot. Simmer with broth for 10 minutes. Add turmeric if using, puree, and top with pumpkin seeds and scallions for serving.
Enjoy as a part of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Serve alongside a turkey burger and greens, or top with pulled chicken, crumbled breakfast sausage, roasted chickpeas, or lentils for a complete meal. Option to freeze single servings in mason jars for future use.
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