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Butternut Squash Soup

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 Tablespoons clarified butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 3 cups diced seeded peeled butternut squash
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large pot, melt the cooking fat over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the pot. When the fat is hot, add the onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the squash, garlic, and ginger and stir until the garlic becomes aromatic, about 1 minute. 
  2. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until the butternut squash is soft, about 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.
  3. In one or two batches, transfer the soup to a food processor or a blender and blend until smooth in texture. Return the pureed soup to the pot.
  4. Heat the soup over medium-high heat until it thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, 7 to 10 minutes. Season with the salt and pepper.

Make it a Meal: To make this a complete meal, add cooked chicken, scallops or hard-boiled eggs when returning the soup to the pot for the last 7 to 10 minutes of cooking. For extra greens, add two generous handfuls of spinach or kale in the last 3 minutes of cooking. 

Tips from Michelle:
Use real ginger - 1 Tbsp
Add veggie broth to get the desired consistency
Bake the squash before making the soup

The Whole30 Cookbook

Submitted by Michelle Moser

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