I have the fastest, easiest recipe ever for you today. Almost every ingredient comes out of a can and all you have to do is mix them together and heat them up. You absolutely may cook and puree your own butternut squash but that would defeat the purpose of making "the fastest, easiest recipe ever". Unless you can't find canned butternut squash. In that case, cooking and pureeing your own is more than acceptable. ;)
You're going to laugh at me about this after you see the recipe but I tried making this about a week ago and completely screwed it up. I've made this so many times and somehow I ended up dumping the whole thing in the trash. There was no saving it. I think what might have happened was I grabbed the wrong measuring spoon when adding the turmeric because it was so strong! And it made my Blendtec jar very yellow. That annoys me. Oh, I should warn you...your Blendtec jar may turn yellow too. Mine came out by hand washing it instead of just blending hot water and soap together for 10 seconds but there's always the possibility it might stain.
Wait! Don't leave just yet! You don't have to have a Blendtec to make this. It just makes it more fun. I've added instructions to the bottom of the recipe for making it on the stove which is just as easy.
“Canned” Butternut Squash Soup
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 3 mins
- Total Time: 8 mins
- Yield: 3 cups 1x
Although not required, make this paleo butternut squash soup in your Blendtec or Vitamix. Simply combine the ingredients and heat for a simple meal!
- 1 can butternut squash (425g)
- ½ can stewed tomatoes
- 1 C chicken stock *sub vegetable stock to make it vegan
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp thyme
- 1 tsp black pepper
- salt to taste
- Add chicken stock, tomatoes, squash, and spices in that order to the Blendtec and secure lid.
- Run soup cycle twice or until soup is throughly heated and steam rises from the top of the Blendtec.
- Serve. Wasn’t that easy?
You don’t actually need a Blendtec for this recipe but that’s how I prefer to make it. I’m not sure how well this soup would work in other blenders as they may not be designed to handle hot liquids or may not have a vent in the lid to let heat escape. In this case, it’s easy to just blend all the ingredients then add to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until flavors are well combined.
I don't have a blendtec and I make this all the time. It's really just as easy on the stovetop. Really great recipe. I like to add great northern beans to mine for a little more hardiness.
The stovetop version really isn't too bad! I like your idea of adding beans.
What size can of tomatoes?
I used a 14.5 oz can.