We are deep into soup season now my friends. Here in NJ we even just got hit with our first snow storm, UGH! I enjoy having all 4 seasons for the most part, but as an adult needing to get places and do things snow is the worst. At least Marc came home way early that day and we got to hang out. Anyway, this butternut squash white bean soup was seriously perfect cold weather food. It came together in one pot quickly with lots of vegetables and spices. It had a little flair from my Nana Lulu with the white beans and a little flair from my Nana Jeanie with the warm spices.
That was all there was to it! Marc and I had yummy lunch for two days with this stuff and it was fantastic. I served it with pieces of crusty ciabatta toast to make it a complete meal and add some of my beloved carbs to the equation. Hope you all love it too! xoxo
This butternut squash white bean soup is so hearty and comforting without being heavy. There are warm spices and lots of veggies for a fantastic bite.
- 1 dash olive oil
- 20 ounces butternut squash diced small
- 4 ounces cremini mushrooms
- 1 whole onion diced small
- 2 cloves garlic smashed
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage packed, roughly chopped
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 can white beans 15 ounces
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Get out a large pot or dutch oven and heat the olive oil in it over medium high heat. Add the butternut squash and let it start to cook and soften for a couple of minutes. Then add in the mushrooms and let them cook another couple of minutes. Finally, stir in the onion, garlic and sage and let them get fragrant for a minute. While it cooks season it all with the salt, pumpkin pie spice, paprika and cumin. Then spoon in the tomato paste and let it cook for another minute while you stir. Pour in the can of white beans, liquid and all, the pumpkin puree, chicken stock and parmesan to finish it. Give it all a good stir, then bring it to a boil. Reduce it to a simmer and let it gently bubble for 30 minutes. It should thicken and reduce a bit. Serve hot immediately and enjoy with crusty bread for mopping!