Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

<strong>Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup</strong>

My mother in law was here this past week.  She is a member of weight watchers and has been making their recipes for several years.  She told me about this one and I had to try it.  I love butternut squash soup.  It is so tasty and healthy.  I’ve made it as an appetizer on Thanksgiving and it was a big hit.  This recipe was very simple and tasted just as good as the one I had made.

Ingredients

2 small butternut squash or 1 large(You can make it that much easier by just buying the cut up butternut squash.  They sell it in Trader Joe’s and most of the regular grocery stores as well.  You would probably need two bags.  My mother in law didn’t think it would have the same taste as using the whole squash so we didn’t try that this time, but I think I will next time.)

4 small shallots or 2 large peeled and chopped.    

4 cups of chicken broth(we used low sodium chicken broth, but I think it needed a little more salt so I would try the regular one next time)

1- 13.5 oz. can of coconut milk

1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg

Pepper to taste

Directions

  • If using the whole squash with the skin, rinse well and slice in half.  Place in the slow cooker with the chicken broth and shallots.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Remove squash and let it cool so you can easily scoop out the insides.  Put all the pulp from the squash back in the slow cooker and discard the skin.
  • Add about 3/4 of a cup of the coconut milk.
  • Use an immersion blender to make it a smooth consistency.
  •  Add the ground nutmeg and pepper to taste.
  • Cook on high for one more hour.

NOTE:  If using the butternut squash already peeled and chopped, put all the ingredients  in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours.  If needed use the immersion blender in the end to make it smooth.  

Enjoy!

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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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