Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks

Whip up a big batch of this flavorful cold-weather favorite, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, over the weekend and help yourself to healthy (and tasty!) leftovers all week-long!

Servings: Makes 4 servings

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1/2 Vegetable and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 1/2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup non-fat milk
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Then add squash, carrots and onion and sauté for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Once soup is boiling, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in milk and desired seasonings.
  5. Pour mixture into blender. Remove middle section of blender lid to allow steam to escape, and secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth.