It is officially soup season at our home. It was a dreary, rainy day and the one of the only ways to end it on a good note is to fill my belly with some warm soup. I’ve had a butternut squash sitting on my counter for the last week or so, and this seemed like the perfect occasion to use it. What I like best about this recipe? It’s savory, not sweet like other squash soups. But, more importantly, it’s easy – ready in about 45 minutes without the need to constantly mess with it. Pair it with a salad and you have a fantastically satisfying meal. Vegetarian? No problem! Omit the bacon and use a veggie bouillon cube. Like it spicier? Add more Sriracha to suit your taste.
Recipe: Gluten Free Smoky Sriracha Butternut Squash Soup
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- 1 Butternut Squash, Peeled & Cubed
- 6 Cups Water
- 2 Gluten Free Bouillon Cubes (chicken or vegetable)
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
- 1 Onion, Chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1` teaspoon Liquid Smoke
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha
- 1/4 Cup Bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
- 1/4 Cup Gluten Free Croutons (optional)
- Combine the squash, water, bouillon, garlic, onion, thyme and salt in a pot.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Pour mixture into a blender large enough to accommodate this quantity of ingredients, or work in smaller batches.
- Add the liquid smoke and Sriracha. Blend until smooth.
- Serve, and garnish with bacon and croutons, if desired.
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