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Dairy-free butternut squash soup is one of the best soups I have ever tasted! My family had their doubts when I said I wanted to make butternut squash soup, but now they are begging me to make it again and again. You are going to love this smooth, flavorful, dairy-free butternut squash soup! I know I did, and I am not even a huge butternut squash fan.
This recipe calls for cooked butternut squash, there are two ways to do that, one is quick and easy, the other is time consuming. When I first made this soup, I did it the time consuming way. First I washed my butternut squash, then I proceeded to peel off all the skin and dice it into cubes. If you have ever tried to peel a butternut squash, you know how long it takes! Then I would bake the squash cubes with my bacon and other ingredients. Luckily for you though, I thought of a much easier way of getting the squash cooked for the soup.
Cooking Butternut Squash
Step 1: Wash the butternut squash and cut it in half. You can cut it lengthwise or in the middle, it does not matter.
Step 2: Place the squash (flesh side down) in a glass baking pan. Cover the bottom of the pan with a little water. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 3: Bake the butternut squash for 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the squash. This step can be done the day before you plan on making the soup. The squash is done when you can easily insert a fork into the squash.
Step 4: Once the squash is cooked, remove the seeds and scoop out the flesh. Set aside the flesh to use in the soup!
That being said, this soup can easily be made with cooked, leftover butternut squash from family gatherings or Thanksgiving. All you have to do is cook up the bacon and onion, puree the leftover squash with the cooked bacon and onion, and add the remaining ingredients! Then, just heat up the soup, and it’s ready to be eaten!
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I love having this dairy-free butternut squash soup for dinner and even for breakfast! It has amazing flavor and a smooth texture! I encourage you to give it a try, even if you are not a squash fan!
For another delicious, dairy-free soup, be sure to check out my Chicken Pot Pie Soup!