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Easy Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

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Easy Healthy Butternut Squash Soup – Make it, eat it, love it. And don’t bother telling anyone it’s probably the healthiest thing they’ve eaten all week!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 cups fat free milk, divided (may sub 1%)
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • optional: 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • optional: fresh green onions or parsley
  • Instructions

  • Place squash in a large microwave-safe container with a lid (such as a tupperware). Fill with about 1 inch of water. Place lid on top of container, slightly off-set so that one or two corners are uncovered. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes or until squash is very tender. Strainer liquid from container.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend squash with 1 1/2 cups milk until well pureed. Add diced onion, pulse 30 seconds more.
  • Transfer squash and onion puree to a large pot. Add remaining milk, butter, and flour. Cook over medium high heat 5-10 minutes, whisking throughout. Stir in salt, celery salt, cumin, and optional paprika. Garnish with chopped green onions or parsley if desired. Serve warm.
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