This Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup will transform every soup hater into a soup lover for all eternity. Yes, it is THAT good! It is one of the very best soups I have ever developed.

The factor? Have you ever in your life tried roasted garlic? If so, you’ll be able to picture how remarkable the soup tastes, if not, you have actually been missing out on one of the most amazing tastes in the food world. Roasted garlic is all soft like butter and nutty and sweet in taste.

Once roasted it is muuuch simpler to absorb than raw and it doesn’t leave you that wee bit appalling breath many of us fear when indulging in garlic. That means you can consume an entire pot of Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup in one sitting with no effects. Isn’t that amazing?

The best method to roast a whole bulb of garlic

I found the cocotte to be perfect for roasting entire bulbs. If you don’t have any, a ramekin with a double layer of aluminum foil on top will likewise work though. Aluminum foil altogether twisted around will work as well probably. I attempt to avoid using aluminum foil directly on my food however. It’s constantly best to use oven-proof ceramic, glass or cast iron to roast your food in.

How to make Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup creamy?

So, there are numerous ways to make any soup creamy. You can “include” an active ingredient that assists to make it velvety, such as cream, a floury potato, starch or similar.

Or, if you don’t wish to alter the taste excessive, the best method is to use little liquid and loads of the main components. In case of this Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup it’s clearly roasted garlic and butternut squash.

We basically have a 1.5 to 1 strong to liquid ratio. 1.5 kg of butternut squash and garlic to 1 liter (=1kg) of broth. Use a great mixer and it’ll smooth out all bits and pieces and change whatever into the creamiest soup ever.

No requirement to peel anything for this Soup

If you do not wish to peel the butternut squash due to the fact that you like your fingers and don’t wish to run the risk of loosing one of them, I’ve got great news for you:

There is no need to peel the squash for this soup. You can merely cut it in half, eliminate the seeds, cover in olive oil inside and out and roast as halves cut side up and then spoon out the flesh. The roasting will take longer though and you will need to await the squash to cool down a little to be able to handle it and eliminate the flesh.

To be honest, I much prefer to peel and dice it and after that utilize a spatula to scoop the squash into the pot. Yes, my fingers are very crucial to me but my time is too and if I can minimize roasting time by half, I will do so. The garlic bulb I do not peel. The skin protects the cloves from the heat and keeps them from burning and turns them into butter rather.

What other vegetable can I use instead of butternut squash?

Actually any squash will do, nevertheless, most squashes have a strong flavor and will cover the delicious taste of the roasted garlic. I believe the finest replacement is a less flavor-strong root vegetable, such as potato or carrot.

Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup

This Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup will convert every soup hater into a soup fan for all eternity. Yes, it is THAT great! It is one of the very best soups I have actually ever created.

Peel and deseed butternut squash and dice into 1″ pieces.
Put butternut squash on a flat pan, spray with salt and pour about a tablespoon of olive oil on it and move with your hands to ensure all dice are well coated with oil. Then spread out equally into one layer.
Remove the paper-like outer layer of the garlic bulb, leaving intact the skins of the specific cloves and taking care to keep the bulb as a whole.
Cut the leading part of the garlic in order to expose the upper part of every clove (see video).
Sprinkle a few drops of olive oil onto each clove.
Location garlic bulb in cocotte and cover.
Put butternut squash and garlic in the oven for about 40 minutes or up until soft and golden.
Secure from the oven and transfer squash (whithout peel if you didn’t peel) and peeled garlic into a pot, add broth, 1 teaspoon very finely sliced fresh Thyme and bring to the boil.
When hot, eliminate from heat and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Include more broth or water if needed to reach wanted consistency.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Top with a little pepper and a string of thyme.
* Percent Daily Worths are based upon a 2000 calorie diet.