I am a huge butternut squash lover. I love making it roasted, mashed, and it makes a great soup. I hadn't made a squash soup in a while so I was perhaps a little rusty. I gave it a go a few weeks ago and you didn't see a post about it because it was terrible. I had to wait until I had time to redeem myself. I just so happened to do just that.
Butternut Squash Soup
1 whole butternut squash
vegetable stock, about 1 cup or to cover squash in blender
1T brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Peel, remove seed, and chop the squash and cover with hot tap water.
Bring to a boil and continue cooking until squash is fork tender, About 15-20 minutes.
Drain the squash.
Add to blender cover with vegetable stock and add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
I cheated a little bit with my squash. Many weeks ago I bought a container of cubed squash intending to use it in some way. A few days later it was completely moldy, eeew. I threw that out (hopefully obvious). Not so "Fresh Cut" I suppose. I tried again with the same packaged deal a few days later.
I find squash to be no fun at all to work with, this eased it up a bit, but I still had to trim some parts off, and cut them into smaller pieces. This last time I bought a peeled squash but still intact. It wasn't much better. I guess no matter what you do it's gonna be a bit of a pain, but so worth it.
So now for the reason why it was gross the first time. I used Chicken stock. It tasted like Butternut Chicken Noodle Soup. You may enjoy it but I didn't so from now on my squash soup will be made with Vegetable stock. Enjoy!