Are these not the sweetest little butternut squash ?
They were shared with us from Jim, Joy, Hailey & James's first veggie garden.....grown with love and gifted in love :)) So often people struggle with what to feed or gift us food wise with our diet restrictions & choices. Not Jim & Joy !!! After admiring them for a few day....I decided that I'd roast them up and make some super yummy Butternut Squash soup :)
So first I started by cut them in half and cleaning out the seeds. Then I just tossed them facing up in a 9 x 13 pan, covered with a piece of foil and into a 400 degree oven until they were soft and smelling done .....
Then I allowed them to cool a bit and scooped out the meat of 5 halves into a bowl ( Keisha needed to snack on one :) smashed them up a bit more and set aside.
In a medium pot I sauteed up 2 small onions, 2 stalks of celery and a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Once softened I sprinkled in some salt, pepper, dried parsley & cinnamon to taste. Let saute a few minutes more. Then in went the squash and about 6 cups of water ( you can use veggie or poultry stock if you wish). Allow to simmer for about 45minutes or so....it's not to fussy. Remove from heat. Then blend. I prefer to use my hand held wand blender......but a regular counter one would work also....you just may need to do it in batches :)
It's super simple and yummy ......that even my non squash eating Ana Rose loves it !!!!