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Sweet Coconut-Butternut Crockpot Soup

Can you ever have too many butternut squash soup recipes?  I think not!  The way those things grow and the enormous size you can buy them in can make soup that lasts you a lifetime.  In fact, you'll  want several recipes in your arsenal.

butternut squash harvest

Natalie gave us one of the squash in this photo above.  We used one end of it to get 3 cups of chopped squash for our soup, and it made an entire crockpot full of it.

Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

First, our ingredients:

ingredients for butternut squash soup

Second, we cut the end of of the squash, scoop the seeds out and peeled the skin off.butternut squash prep

choped butternut squash

Then, we chopped enough squash and sweet potatoes to get us 6 cups worth.

butternut squash and sweet potato

From then, it was easy, our recipe was:

  • 3 cups butternut squash, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped sweet potato (about 1 large sized potato)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups half and half  (or coconut milk)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 TBL shredded coconut

Place squash, sweet potato, onion, 1 cup of chicken broth and butter in a slow cooker, and cook on high for about 4 hours.

Using an immersion blender, or scooping your squash into a regular blender, puree until smooth.  Return to crockpot and add remaining chicken broth, half and half, cumin, and coconut.  Cook for about 30 more minutes, or until soup is heated through.  Sprinkle with extra coconut for garnishing.

Sweet Butternut Squash soup

Preserving tip: while you have the knife and peeler, finish peeling and chopping the entire squash!  Arrange in a freezer safe bag and freeze for easy soup during the winter!!

butternut squash to freeze

*Coming Soon!!  We have a newly designed website about to launch!!  The best part (IMO) Search by fruit or veggie!!  Finally! All your butternut recipes under one tab!  Natalie and I are so excited.  We've been working on it since MAY!!

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Comments

Mary
09/17/2012 7:16am
I really need to get me a butternut squash so I can try this.
09/18/2012 11:53am
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Jenn Bishop
09/20/2012 6:05pm
I made this yesterday and it was delicious. I didn't need to add the second cup of chicken stock and I added about 1/2 tsp of salt. I also cooked it on low for about 8 hours and the house smelled amazing all day. I wonder if adding the cumin at the beginning would add more flavor.
09/22/2012 5:51am
We should! Some cinnamon would smell great too.
Sarah Walters
01/27/2013 1:43pm
This soup was amazing!!! One of my new favorites!
01/28/2013 10:31am
So glad you liked it Sarah!
Rebecca
08/12/2013 7:40pm
Can you freeze this?
08/15/2013 10:29am
Yes! It freezes very well!
Liz
09/03/2013 1:02pm
Has anyone made this with unsweetened coconut? Wonder I would need to add agave?
Christine
03/31/2014 2:33am
YUM! never thought of doing it with cocnut milk - sounds incredible! Need to try this one soon! Your blog is great!

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