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Minnesota Delights: Mapled Butternut Squash Soup

Mapled Butternut Squash Soup


Adapted recipe by Chef Marshall Pauslen at Birchwood Café in Minneapolis.

Serves 6

6 medium butternut squash
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup vegetable stock
2 teaspoons sambal or siracha
1/2 cup maple syrup
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

For garnish:
Crispy bacon
Unsweetened yogurt or whipped cream

Prep Day: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush or spray lightly with oil. Slice squash crosswise, separating the bulbous (hollow, seed-filled) base from the (solid) neck. Halve the top portions lengthwise and place flesh-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Roast squash until skins are scorched and flesh is soft, about 45 minutes (check progress at 30 minutes). Scoop flesh into a medium bowl and discard skins. Do in 2 batches, puree with immersion blender or blender. Purée the squash with cream, stock, sambal, and maple syrup. Place in freezer container and freeze.

Serve Day: Thaw. Transfer soup to a Dutch oven or other large soup pot, season to taste with salt and pepper. When ready to serve, heat soup over medium heat until steaming.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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