Butternut Squash Soup
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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup - creamy, rich, velvety and so smooth! The flavors are deep and complex & even better.....it's made in the slow cooker!
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 299
Author Souper Chef Deb from Bowl Me Over

Ingredients

  • 5 cups squash for me this was one medium squash
  • 1 14 oz package frozen butternut squash thawed or one 14 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 1 granny smith apple peeled and chopped
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds optional

Instructions

  • Peel the squash, remove the seeds and chop into 1 inch pieces. Peel and chop the onion and apple also. Dice the brick of cream cheese. Add the squash (fresh & frozen), onion, apple and cream cheese.
  • Measure all of the spices and put them in a small bowl. Stir well to combine and then sprinkle all the spices into the slow cooker. Using a large spoon, stir well - add the honey and stir again.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock and cover. Set the temperature to low. It will take 8 hours and the soup will be done. After 8 hours, unplug and using an immersion blender, blend the soup until it is a creamy consistency.
  • Toast the pumpkin seeds - using a dry pan over medium-low heat, toast the pumpkin seeds until they are a golden brown - takes about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan immediately - if you leave them in the pan, even though you've removed the pan from the heat, the residual heat may burn the seeds (happens really quick!).
  • Serve topped with toasted pumpkin or pine nuts, delish!

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 24185IU | Vitamin C: 30.2mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2.5mg