Winter Squash Soup

Winter squash Soup

Getting a variety of Winter squash in the Fall months is my favorite! Winter squash keep outside the fridge for what seems like ever and are so great for adding some depth and warmth to any dish.

This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, can be batch made and frozen for another week’s meal. I love working smarter, not harder. 🙂

This recipe uses Butternut Squash, but feel free to swap that out for any other Winter squash you have available. (Kabocha, Acorn, Carnival, Pumpkin, ect.)

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important. I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

Check out some of our other One Pot Meals too!

Winter squash Soup
Winter Squash Soup
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This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, can be batch made and frozen for another weeks meal. I love working smarter, not harder. 🙂 This recipe uses Butternut Squash, but feel free to swap that out for any other Winter squash you have available. (Kabocha, Acorn, Carnival, Pumpkin, ect.)
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Winter squash Soup
Winter Squash Soup
Print Recipe
This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, can be batch made and frozen for another weeks meal. I love working smarter, not harder. 🙂 This recipe uses Butternut Squash, but feel free to swap that out for any other Winter squash you have available. (Kabocha, Acorn, Carnival, Pumpkin, ect.)
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Rough chop onions & garlic & set aside
  2. Rough chop squash & set aside
  3. Brown 1 stick of butter at the bottom of a stock/soup pot
  4. One butter is browned, add onions & garlic and season with salt & pepper. Let brown lightly.
  5. Add squash, sage, thyme & maple syrup and stir. Reseason.
  6. Let vegetables cook and soften slightly. Then, add your liquid (chicken/veggie stock or water).
  7. Allow the soup to simmer as the squash softens, about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Add milk and let cook for 5 minutes more.
  9. Blend soup in blender or food processor. Fee free to add more stock at this point if the soup is too thick. Once blended the soup can be strained through a fine mesh strainer if you'd like.
  10. Re-season & enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Ingredients to prep ahead: 

  • All vegetables can be prepped ahead of time
  • When storing precut veggies, be sure to store them in an airtight container. You can also store them together based on the stages that they are used in the recipes. (i.e. onions/garlic in 1 container, squash/herbs in a separate container)
  • Brown Butter can also be done ahead and stored in a mason jar or other air tight container - I actually love making a giant batch of brown butter and storing it in my fridge. It's a great flavor boost in so many recipes.
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Mediterranean Summer Tabouli

Tabouli is a great snack to pack for picnics or bring for your next pot luck. It’s super simple and quick to make.

Typically Tabouli is made with bulgar wheat, but this version utilizes QUINOA to make it gluten free and protein packed.

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important. I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

For some more ideas on how to utilize Quinoa – check out this Marinaded Veggie Recipe.

Tabouli
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Enjoy this simple, finely chopped salad with tons of parsley. Serve with lettuce wraps or crackers for a snack or as a side dish to some grilled meats. To achieve the right tabouli texture, you will need to chop the vegetables as finely as possible. (Be sure to use firm tomatoes!)
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
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Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 0 minutes
Tabouli
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Enjoy this simple, finely chopped salad with tons of parsley. Serve with lettuce wraps or crackers for a snack or as a side dish to some grilled meats. To achieve the right tabouli texture, you will need to chop the vegetables as finely as possible. (Be sure to use firm tomatoes!)
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 0 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Boil quinoa in salted water until tender. Strain well & let cool
  2. Finely chop mint, parsley and scallion. Use the whole scallion (greens and white)
  3. Very small dice cucumbers and tomato
  4. Mix all ingredients with lime juice & olive oil. Season well with salt & pepper
  5. Serve with lettuce wraps or crackers for a snack or as a side dish to some grilled meats.
Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. Be sure not to use too much Quinoa when you mix up the salad.  The idea is to have a little quinoa with the salad, not a little salad with your quinoa.
  2. If you are making ahead and have the time - strain your tomatoes to separate eliminate the seeds and juice. This will keep your tabouli dry and not too wet as it sits.

 

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