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Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup!

January 22, 2013

Happy New Year Freakin’ Gluten Free!  Now that the Holidays are over, friends are no longer visiting, and I’m back in the full swing of things at work, it’s time to take up blogging again!  Since it is going to be a bitter cold week here in Boston, I thought I’d kick off 2013 with one of my favorite soups. I made this recipe up, but it has become a wonderful winter go-to.  I love butternut squash and sweet potatoes, and blended together with some chicken sausage is goodness in a bowl!

Winter Soup!

Winter Soup!

There are a few key and simple steps to making this soup.

Here is what you’ll need:

3-4 Sweet potatoes

1 butternut squash

1 onion of choice

1 package (about 5 links) chicken sausage

5 cloves minced garlic

4 cups chicken broth

1 tsp salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tsp nutmug and cinnamon to taste

2 tbsp coconut oil

First bring two pots of water to a boil.  Put the washed sweet potatoes in one pot and place the raw cubes of butternut squash (I buy the already cubed package from Trader Joe’s-if you have a whole squash you’ll need to bake it) in the other.  Let them boil for about 15 minutes, or until soft.

In a large pot that you’ll be cooking your soup in, add coconut oil and chopped onion.  Saute on medium-low for 5 minutes. Then add chicken sausage and minced garlic.  Saute for another 5 minutes, or until onions and sausage are cooked.  Turn off burner until you’re ready to add the butternut squash and sweet potatoes.

Strain the sweet potatoes and butternut squash.  Put them in your food processor and blend.  Once they are “mashed” transfer them into your soup pot.  Depending on the size of your food processor, you may had to do a few rounds of this.

Now, you’re almost done!  Once you’ve added your mashed squash and potatoes, add the chicken broth and spices.  Stir and bring to a boil.  Let it boil for about 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy and stay warm!

*if you’d like, you can also add carrots.  Follow the same process for carrots as you do with the potatoes and squash.

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