‘Soup’er Sunday Carrot and Squash Soup

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The cooler weather is fast approaching and that means delicious soups to warm us up. A purchase of a 10 lb bag of carrots for $1.99 meant I had to come up with lots of ways to use them.

making carrot and squash soup at craftygardener.ca

After making carrot and sweet potato soup I decided to make some carrot and squash soup just by changing up the recipe a bit.

making carrot and squash soup at craftygardener.ca

Ingredients

  • 500 gram butternut squash, cubed
  • 300 grams of carrots, diced small
  • 80 grams sweet onion
  • 1 stalk of chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of milk
  • stock cube is optional, or substitute water for veggie stock
  • seasoning of your choice
making carrot and squash soup at craftygardener.ca

Directions

  • Saute onion and celery in butter till translucent
  • Add water, carrots, squash, dill and stock cube if using.  Instead of water you could use veggie stock.
  • Cook till soft.  Let cool.
  • Puree in blender to the consistency you like.
  • Add milk and mix well.

I don’t make my soup totally smooth as I like a bit of texture. You can blend it as much or as little as you like.

making carrot and squash soup at craftygardener.ca

I always make a double batch so there is some for now and plenty for the freezer for later when the weather gets really cold and these fresh veggies are no longer in season. Each freezer bag holds one good sized portion, and will lay flat for freezing therefore taking up a bit less space in the freeze. It also make for easier and quicker defrosting when we want to use it.

In my working days I used to share my recipes under the “Soup”er Sunday category as that was the day I had to do my cooking.

“Soup”er Sunday recipes to enjoy:

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I’m sharing with Souper Sundays.

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13 Responses

    • Crafty Gardener

      I love soup any time of year too, but more so when the weather starts to get cooler. I’ve been busy cooking lots and stocking up the freezer for the really cold days. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed a lovely day.

  1. Vondean Erickson

    Hi Linda,

    This sounds delicious even in 90 degree weather we have been having. I love all kinds of soups and made potato carrot soup the other day. I was trying to use up vegtables in the bin. The sweet potato and carrot sounds great.

  2. Lorrie

    Soup is on the menu here every week! Since I’m still working, Saturday or Sunday is a day to make a few things ahead. Carrot and squash soup sounds delicious!

  3. Linda

    There’s nothing nicer than a bowl of homemade soup on a cold day, and there’s no excuse because soups are so simple to make. Thank you for the recipes, I will try them one by one. Have a great week.x

  4. Myrtle

    I enjoy homemade soup Linda and this month has been a good time for soup being dark, dreary and chilly a good part of the time so far. I also bag my soup and broth to go into my fridge freezer. All your recipes are good to check back on.

  5. Judee

    Linda,
    Your soup recipe sounds delicious and I love the idea of how you freeze soup in bags. It must wonderful to go to the freezer and defrost a bag of soup. Thanks for the easy tip.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks for visiting Judee. I just love homemade soup, and on a cold day nothing tastes better. Freezing them in portions makes defrosting so much quicker.

  6. Martha

    I love homemade soups! I spent the week filling up our freezer with a few different types. Thanks for sharing this one. I’m saving the recipe to give it a try. And I’m going to check out the other links your provided. I’m always looking to make something new!

    • Crafty Gardener

      I love homemade soup Martha, and now have a lot in the freezer for the cold weather. They are so much better than canned soups which have tons of salt. Have a lovely day. Thanks for stopping by.

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