Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)
Every fall I look forward to fresh picked squash. Usually we just roast it and add a little butter and salt, but this recipe, which is great for making with the kids, is another of our favorites.
The recipe is simple, but still leaves plenty of opportunity for kids of any age to help out. Older kids can cut up onions and younger kids can scoop out cooled squash. Plus, there’s plenty of adding ingredients and stirring.
This recipe is similar to our Two Kids Squash Soup recipe, with minor variations…Feel free to add your own twist to it–let us know if you do (share in the comments or at Facebook)!
Happy Family Cooking Everyone!
Kids Cooking Recipe: Two Kids Squash Soup
- 3 to 4 cups Butternut Squash
- 1onion, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon fresh Thyme
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1-12 oz can Evaporated Milk (if you don't have evaporated milk, just use 1 1/2 cups of regular milk)
- 1 1/4 tsp Salt
- Pepper to taste
- Prepare the squash by cutting it in half and having one of the kids remove the seeds, place it cut side down in a baking pan or sheet and then pour water into the pan until it's got about a 1/4 inch of water. Cover it with foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes--until it's soft. Once it's cooled a bit, one of the chef's on hand can scoop all of the pulp into a bowl and set it aside.
- Next you'll melt your butter in a sauce pan. The perfect job for a child--stir in the onions and thyme and help mom or dad saute them until the onions are soft, about 5 to 8 minutes.
- Next, add the squash, broth and evaporated milk.
- Add the Salt and Pepper
- Simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Once it's done simmering, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a bit.
- If you have an immersion blender, use it to puree the soup until it's nice and creamy. If you don't have an immersion blender, a standard blender will do. By the way, my kids love being in charge of the regular blender--although I sort of hog the immersion blender duties :D
- Once the soup is smooth and creamy, it's time for serving. We like to garnished it with a few leaves of fresh thyme.
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