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Butternut Squash Italian Soup

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

Dice the Roasted Butternut Squash, and add to the Broth. When it's as tender as you like it, mash or blend 50-75% of the chunks. Add your sauteed protein and veggies, and Coconut Milk for creaminess.

Butternut Squash Italian Soup

 1 Butternut Squash (Medium/Large)
 4 cups Broth of choice (I used Chicken Broth)
 Salt, Pepper, Italian Seasoning
 1 Yellow Squash
 1 Zucchini
 3 Carrots
 1 lb Ground Turkey (or Italian Sausage, or your choice of meat)
 2 cups Coconut Milk (or milk of choice)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line a small pan with foil, wash the Butternut Squash, and make a couple of slits in the bottom of the squash, for venting!
Bake (Roast) 60-90 minutes, to desired tenderness. (Move to step 2 while you wait)
Cool, peel, de-seed, and dice the squash

Whole Roasted Butternut Squash


While the Butternut Squash is roasting in the oven, Dice your chosen veggies. I used Yellow Squash, Zucchini, and Carrots. I would consider Leeks or Onions a good addition, but feel free to mix it up a bit!

Diced Vegedables


Sautee the vegetables with a little Coconut, Grapeseed, or Olive Oil, add the protein of choice, cook through

Sauteed Veggies and Ground Turkey


Add your Broth, Seasonings, and Butternut Squash Cubes to a Soup Pot, Simmer a few minutes, then using a Potato Masher or Immersion Blender (Stick Blender) puree most of the cubes, or all of them if you prefer.
Add your sauteed veggies, meat, and Coconut Milk, simmer on low for 15-30 minutes, to blend the flavors.

Butternut Squash in Broth


Serve and Enjoy! This Soup freezes well, for an easy dinner on those nights you need a little help (or during sickness, maternity leave, etc)

Butternut Squash Italian Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.5 cups

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 170Calories from Fat 65.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.3g12%

Saturated Fat 3.5g18%
Cholesterol 35.1mg12%
Sodium 145.8mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 12.3g5%

Dietary Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugars 4.3g
Protein 12.6g26%

Vitamin A 215%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 19%
Iron 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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