A fall harvest squash soup recipe made with butternut squash and seasoned with onion and thyme. Serve this tasty vegetable in a unique way for brunch or dinner.
Sometimes on a hot and steamy summer day you may want something lighter to eat instead of beef or chicken. Squash soup is a nice choice for an easy and light meal. You can serve it on its own or with a sandwich.
This is an elegant looking soup, and looks even better served in a beautiful soup bowl. This is a great time to get those unused dishes out of the china cupboard.
If you have it available, I would recommend using fresh Thyme instead of dried. The aroma of fresh Thyme is hard to beat.
Although the total time to make this a bit longer than I would like, the end result is wonderful. This recipe turned out quite delicious and I highly recommend you try it if you like squash.
Ladle it into your favorite serving bowl and top with crisp fried bacon, french fried onions, or croutons, and a dash of paprika or cayenne seasoning.
If you are trying to find a way to use up extra squash, you might also try fall harvest squash muffins.
Fall Harvest Squash Soup Recipe
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- ½ small onion, finely chopped
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Sprigs fresh thyme (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 1 medium butternut squash, (about 2 pounds) and cut into 1" cubes
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk
- In a large dutch oven or saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
- Add in the chopped onion and salt. Strip the thyme leaves into the pot or add the dried thyme. Increase heat to medium and cook until the onion has softened.
- Add the cubed squash and sugar and cook about 4 minutes, until the squash takes on a nice glaze.
- Add 5 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes.
- Puree the soup with an immersion blender or a food processor. Return the soup to the pot.
- Add the cream or milk. Season with salt and pepper.
- Ladle into serving bowls and top with crisp fried bacon, French fried onions, pr croutons, and a dash of paprika or cayenne seasoning.