Savory Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  • 1/2 butternut squash (about 3 lbs.), peeled and coarsely diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 small garlic bulb, minced
  • 4-6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley,
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 Large baking sheets
  • Large bowl
  • Dutch oven/Stock pot
  • Immersion blender/Blender/Food processor
1.  Preheat oven to 450°.  Put squash and 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl and stir well, making sure to coat the squash thoroughly.  Divide the squash onto baking sheets, making sure squash is in single layers.  Depending on size of pieces, bake squash 20-30 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown, stirring occasionally.  Remove from oven and set aside.
2.  Heat an empty stockpot over medium heat.  Add 2- 3 tablespoons olive oil and the onions and quickly saute for 4 minutes, or until translucent.  Add minced garlic for the last minute of cooking time.  Add the thyme, squash, and stock.  Bring to a boil and cook through, about 5-10 minutes.   Remove from the heat.  Puree in small batches in a blender or food processor until smooth or use a immersion blender.  Add parsley (save some for garnish if desired), salt and pepper.  Top with croutons and parsley if desired.

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