Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

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Once the weather dips bellow 100 here in Arizona, I consider it “soup weather”. Today is in the 90’s, so break out the chunky scarves and soup recipes! I love experimenting with recipes and my family (mostly) enjoys being my taste testers. They were all fans of my butternut squash soup, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. I served the soup in pumpkin bowls that we painted at As You Wish. My children loved that they were able to eat out of a bowl that they helped paint themselves. Such a fun way to spend time together as a family and a fun way to serve a Fall meal! Perfect for a healthy Halloween dinner or a Thanksgiving side dish. 


1 medium butternut squash (peeled and seeded)
1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
1 celery rib (chopped)
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
Nutmeg, salt & pepper


DIRECTIONS: Cut the squash into 1 inch cubes. Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large pot. Sauté the onion and celery in the pot for 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the squash and chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the squash is tender. Place the mixture into a blender and blend on a soup setting. Return to the pot and add a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper. Serve in a pumpkin bowl and enjoy!


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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.