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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut squash is often used in soups, especially creamy ones because its flavor holds up well through the cooking process. I pressure cook the squash along with some bacon and onion to add depth of flavor and smokiness. Then top it off with some sage and Gruyere or Swiss cheese.

Butternut squash pressure cooked

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

  • Published: July 29, 2015
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Makes: 3 cups soup

Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients

For the Butternut Squash Puree

100g water
5g salt
4g baking soda
350g butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded, and roughly diced
110g bacon, diced
75g red onion, diced
1g ground cumin
1g paprika

For the Butternut Squash Soup

Squash puree, from above
100g water
100g chicken stock
50g bourbon
1.5g thyme leaves
2g sage leaves, minced
100g heavy cream
Salt and pepper

To Assemble

Sage, minced
Gruyere cheese, shredded

Butternut Squash Soup Instructions

For the Butternut Squash Puree

In a small bowl, combine the water, salt, and baking soda then whisk to mix thoroughly.

Add the bacon to the base of a pressure cooker and cook over medium heat until crispy. Add the onion, butternut squash, and spices to the pressure cooker. Pour the water mixture over the squash and mix together.

Seal the pressure cooker and bring to pressure at 1 bar (15 psi). Cook for 20 minutes. Once cooked, depressurize the pressure cooker by running it under warm water.

Puree the cooked squash until smooth.

For the Butternut Squash Soup

Add the water, chicken stock, bourbon, thyme and sage to the butternut squash puree and blend together well, then bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the heavy cream. Salt and pepper to taste.

To Assemble

Place the soup into a small bowl or serving cup. Top with the sage and Gruyere cheese then serve.

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

PT120M Ingredients: 100g water 5g salt 4g baking soda 350g butternut squash peeled de-seeded and roughly diced 110g bacon diced 75g red onion diced 1g ground cumin 1g paprika Squash puree from above 100g water 100g chicken stock 50g bourbon 1.5g thyme leaves 2g sage leaves minced 100g heavy cream Salt and pepper To Assemble Sage minced Gruyere cheese shredded
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In this soup recipe I pressure cook butternut squash along with some bacon and onion to add depth of flavor and smokiness. Then serve it topped off with some sage and Gruyere or Swiss cheese.
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