Paleo Butternut Squash Soup

26 10 2009

There’s just something about the soothing texture of a creamy soup, especially on a cold day. This is comfort food done paleo-style. My mom actually came up with this one.  She is pretty amazing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Ingredients:

Large butternut squash

32 oz box of chicken stock

½ tsp Corriander

½ tsp Allspice

¼ tsp Cayenne

1 tsp Cumin

½ cup coconut milk

Seeds from squash

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp paprika

Directions:

 Take a cleaver and place lengthwise along the squash. Use a small rubber mallet to tap cleaver blade through the squash. Once it is split, pull out the seeds and pulp using a spoon. Set seeds aside.

Put a tsp of olive oil on a foil-lined baking sheet and spread around. Place the squash flat side down on the sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Once squash is soft and caramelized, remove from oven and let cool slightly. Use an oven mitt to flip over and scoop out the center using an ice cream scoop.

Put into a stock pot and add in chicken stock and spices. Use a stick blender to puree the squash into the broth for a creamy consistency. If you don’t have a stick blender, puree in batches in the regular blender and then pour into the pot. Heat over medium heat until soup is warmed through.

In the meantime, wash the goo off of the seeds. In a bowl, combine seeds with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Lay flat layer on baking sheet that you have lightly greased with olive oil. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Once soup is heated up, stir in ½ cup of coconut milk. Serve with toasted spiced seeds on top for garnish.

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4 responses

27 10 2009
Christian

Made this for lunch today, because we got our first snow this morning and I was feeling very cold. I have never had Butternut Squash Soup and it was outstanding. Def warmed up the insides. Good job on another great recipe.

27 10 2009
paleomama

I’m really glad you are enjoying the recipes :)

Sometimes, when I make this, I crumble some bacon on top. It’s really yummy!

6 11 2009
Lindsey

Oh My Gosh, This is our favorite Soup!!! I LOVE IT!! The other day I couldn’t find a butternut squash anywhere so I made it with a Kabocha squash and it was really good too…not as good as the butternut, but still tastey!!! Thanks for the awesome recipes Kat…you ROCK!!!!

28 09 2010
Soup’s on! | PaleoChix

[...] I’ve since come to refine my soup making skills.  It all starts with a good base – all of the other flavors will be built on top of this so a good foundation is critical.  The easiest place to start is with a chicken stock or vegetable stock.  Now that you’ve got your base the possibilities are endless!   It’s easy to freeze for later use as well.   I found so many wonderful soups across the net, including an A-Z “how to”  from Primal Kitchen Chaos, an easy crockpot beef stew, and a divine butternut squash soup. [...]

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