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How to Make Butternut Squash Soup with Prosciutto Crisps

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Butternut squash soup is comfort food at its finest! Any kind of squash soups are my favorite during the fall season. This one in particular had an amazing flavor profile that was worth all the effort it took to make! With that being said, lets crack open Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook and try her Butternut Squash Soup!

Butternut Squash Soup with Prosciutto Crisps

From Chrissy Teigens Cravings Cookbook

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Large butternut squash Peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 cups Low-sodium chicken broth
  • 16 Sage Leaves
  • 1 Medium Onion-chopped
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 6 Prosciutto Crisps

Let’s start with the butternut squash, it needed to be cut, peeled and seeded. I have NEVER done this before. Seriously, was not entirely sure how to do it so I googled how to do it like anyone else. Gimme Some Oven has a great step by step tutorial that you can access here: How to Cut Butternut Squash. Definitely soften the squash because otherwise it is a giant pain to cut and peel!

After you get the squash peeled and cut into cubes place it into a mixing bowl and put one tablespoon olive oil, and your salt and pepper into the bowl. Mix until all the pieces have the mixture on them. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in large pot and put it on medium heat. Then place half of your squash in the pot and make sure they are in a single layer, they should not be overlapping or in two rows. Don’t move the squash for 7 minutes while the bottoms get soft and browned. Flip the squash and pull up any brown bits, let sit for another 5 minutes and then add a splash of chicken broth to get the remaining brown bits. Transfer to a mixing bowl and repeat the process with the second batch of squash. Only difference is the second batch stays in the pot.

While the second batch of squash is cooking get your other ingredients prepared. Grab 4 sage leaves and finely chop them. Then take a medium onion and chop that into small pieces. Once your second batch of squash is cooked, take your onion, sage and garlic and add them to the mixture. Let this sit for 8-9 minutes while the onion cooks and becomes translucent. After that, add the rest of the chicken broth and let it simmer for 25 minutes so the squash gets soft and starts to come apart.

While the squash is simmering, work on your crisp sage leaves and prosciutto. Bring about 1/2 inch of olive oil to a hot simmer. Then add batches of sage leaves, I recommend 3 at a time so its easy to manage, to the oil. They will quickly cook, it only takes about 10 second. Then pull them out onto a paper towel so the excess oil gets soaked up. For the prosciutto, line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Then layer the prosciutto in a single line so nothing is overlapping. Put in the oven at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. They will come out nice and crispy. Both the sage leaves and prosciutto need set aside until the end.

Once you have your cooked squash, transfer to a blender. Mine fit in one batch but you may need two depending on your blender. Blend the mix for a few minutes until the pieces are mixed together. This only took 2-3 minutes at the most.

Pour your blended mixture back into the pot and add your heavy cream and mix. Then put the pot on low and let the cream and soup blend and heat up to a nice temperature. Move your soup to individual bowls. Once in individual bowls add a small spoonful of heavy cream to the top. Then add the crispy prosciutto and two crisp sage leaves. You are then good to serve!

Overall Review Score: 4/5

All in all, I would say this was a fantastic butternut squash soup. It definitely took some time, but the flavors were fantastic! For those who love squash this is definitely the recipe for you! If you try this soup let me know what you think below!

xoxo- Kayla

17 Things I’m Thankful for In 2017

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17 Things I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving

  1. For my family’s health-No matter what else happens during the year, I am always so thankful that my family is healthy!
  2. My husband is doing so well in medical school. 2nd year for us seems to be the hardest so far! He is getting a great GPA and I’m so thankful for his hard work this year
  3. We can pay our bills. If there is one thing I have learned during our time in medical school, it’s that if you are able to pay your bills, you are very blessed. Med students and their wives are forced to keep their budgets tight during school, being able to pay your bills is such a blessing.
  4. Thankful for the amazing weather this fall in Arizona! November and December are beautiful in Arizona! It’s no secret why there is a wave of baby boomers who come out here this time of year.
  5. My adorable two cats—I know that cats aren’t for everyone, so hear me out! My cats, Batty and Fred are the cuddliest, friendly cats you will ever meet. They love to talk to us and always want to be held or lay on our laps!
  6. Social media! When I moved away from family two years ago, I really struggled being away from family. The biggest blessing is that social media allows me to see what’s going on and still be involved in their lives.
  7. I am thankful for my husband, for many many reasons! He isn’t perfect, but he is always there, always forgives me and always pushes me to move forward.
  8. This past year, my cooking skills have drastically improved. I am learning to experiment in my meals, adjust the ratios, and memorize what spices work best with what foods
  9. Thankful for the possibilities in life. Knowing that things will not always be as they are now. That we have a bright future ahead of us!
  10. Contentment. Thankful that while I have dreams and goals for the future, I am content where I am. I love our small apartment, I love binge watching tv shows in our downtime, I love working through life together.
  11. Air conditioning! Seriously, this summer was one of the hottest on record in Arizona! Couldn’t thank the Lord enough this summer for air conditioning!
  12. Christmastime. Christmas is always a time where I can push away the bad, and focus on the good. Every year, I am so thankful for Christmas. Everyone becomes more generous, loving and compassionate!
  13. Thankful for the small things in life. The big things don’t come fast or easily. But the little things; small kindnesses, generous giving, little encouragement, these things make each day so much better.
  14. Honestly, I’m thankful for Netflix. My husband has to study a lot, which means I spend a good amount of time binge watching Netflix!
  15. I’m thankful that I get to live in this country, yes there is a lot of anger and frustration separating us, we still live in a wonderful place with so many opportunities!
  16. One more time…my husband, for the sacrifices he makes, for dealing with my craziness, and for loving me through it all!
  17. For a God that forgives us for our mistakes. It has been a rough year! Bad mistakes, doubt, disappointment, worry, but through it all, God loves us and forgives us! What a blessing that is!

And I am thankful for all of you! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!