December 14, 2015

Butternut Squash Soup

There are days where your brain just doesn't work. Like when I went to the grocery store to get a spaghetti squash and didn't realize until I got home that I bought a butternut squash.

Oops. At least I love butternut squash soup!

When I make butternut squash soup, I use a nifty little tool my in-laws got me called the Wonderbag (not paid in anyway to promote this!) If you haven't heard of a Wonderbag, it is a heat retention cooker. Basically it is like a crock pot that uses no electricity. (I have it in blue!)

Wonderbag was started by a woman who had grown up in rural Africa who created the idea as a way empower all women. For every Wonderbag purchased in the United States, they give a Wonderbag to a woman in Africa.

Pretty neat!


1 butternut squash (peeled, de-seeded and cut into cubes)
1 yellow onion, diced
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of thyme
4 cups of stock
I use what I have, this year I used turkey stock after thanksgiving! You can also use chicken or vegetable stock!


Heat the olive oil in a large pot in medium high heat. Add the onions and saute.

Add the butternut squash and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.

Place the pot with the lid on in a Wonderbag for 2 hours.

Take the pot out of the Wonderbag and blend using a blender or food processor.

Season with salt and pepper if you wish (the husband does that) or top with thyme or almonds or even some shredded cheese (lauren does that!) and ENJOY!

What is your favorite kind of soup?
Do you have any unconventional cooking items in your kitchen?


  1. I love squash so much, but have never had this kind of soup! This sounds like such an easy recipe-- and I haven't heard of a wonderbag before, but what a great concept.


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