Butternut Squash Soup

The creaminess of this soup is balanced perfectly with a crunchy Pumpkin Seed Granola topping. Perfect for evenings with a bit of a chill in the air. 

Ingredients

    Soup
  • 2½ cups (625 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground ginger
  • 3 cups (750 mL) butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (about 1 cup/250 mL)
  • ½ medium onion, peeled and cut into chunks (about ½ cup/125 mL)
  • 2   garlic cloves, peeled
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) dried apple, diced
    Add-In
  • ½ cup (125 mL) heavy cream
    Granola
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • ½ cup (125 mL) rolled oats
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) dried apple, diced

Directions

  1. Add the soup ingredients, in the order listed, to the Deluxe Cooking Blender. Replace and lock the lid. Turn the wheel to select the SOUP setting; press the wheel to start.

  2. When the timer is up, press CANCEL. Remove the vented lid cap and carefully add the cream. Replace the cap and hold the PULSE button for 5 seconds, or until the cream is combined.*

  3. Meanwhile, for the granola, heat the oil the 10" (25-cm) Nonstick Fry Pan for 3–5 minutes over medium heat. Add the oats, ginger, and cinnamon and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4–6 minutes, or until the oats are golden brown and the spices are fragrant. Remove the oats from the pan.

  4. Add the honey and brown sugar to the pan and cook for 1 minute, or until the mixture is bubbly. Add the oats and remaining granola ingredients to the pan and stir to coat. Remove the granola from the pan to cool slightly.

  5. To serve, pour the soup into bowls and top with the granola.**

Yield:

  • 6  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving (1 cup/250 mL of soup plus 2 tbsp/30 mL of granola): Calories 250, Total Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 410 mg, Carbohydrate 32 g, Fiber 4 g, Sugars 16 g, Protein 4 g

Cook's Tips:

Watch the soup come together in the Deluxe Cooking Blender

Safety Tips:
* The pitcher will be hot during and after cooking. Do not touch the hot glass.
** Use the pitcher handle and helper handle to tilt and lift the pitcher up from the base. Remove the lid away from your body and use the pitcher handle to pour the food.

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