Simplify your dinner plans and soup making with this delicious Crockpot Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup.
This is sponsored by Mom it Forward and Cans Get You Cooking but all opinions are my own
The week before Christmas, I was invited to a Scarves and Soup party. It is such a fun idea! A friend of mine invites her girlfriends over for a lunch of homemade soups and everyone brings some type of scarf for a gift exchange. Everyone gets a number and then in the order of the numbers they picked a wrapped gift from under the tree (that has some kind of scarf in it). The next person can either pick a new gift or steal something that has already been opened. Things getting pretty fun and exciting when the stealing starts! After a scarf has been stolen twice it is frozen and no one else can steal it.
Lucky for me the scarf I had my eye on had only been stolen once so when it was my turn I got to steal it and it was frozen and no one could steal it from me!!
So in addition to a lot of scarf stealing fun there were lots of yummy soups to try. I brought today’s soup – Crockpot Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup. I was pretty busy the day before the party so I needed something easy. There were two things that made this recipe easy – it was done in the crockpot and I used canned chicken broth and chipotle peppers. The ease of opening a can of each made the soup come together nice and fast! Chicken broth and chipotle peppers are both staples in my pantry. For more tips and ideas on keeping a well stocked pantry visit the Cans Get You Cooking website.
You can control the heat of the soup with the amount of chilies you put in – I put in two and there was just a nice subtle heat to the soup.
Whenever I have some extra soup I like to package it up and share it with some of the older women in our church who live alone. Jim is usually my delivery boy. I received a sweet phone message from one of the women after she enjoyed the soup that this soup was now her favorite soup ever!
A little brown sugar and some onion add sweetness to the soup.
Let it cook for 3-4 hours or until the squash is nice and tender. Use an immersion blender or put it in your Vitamix and blend until the desired smoothness – I like mine nice and smooth.
Serve it with some crumbled bacon and chopped chives on top!
Whenever I make soup I like to package some of it up and share it with some of the older women in our ward who live alone. Jim is usually my delivery boy. I received a sweet phone message from one of the women that this soup was now her favorite soup ever!
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- 6 Cups of cubed peeled butternut ssquash, about 3/4 inch size pieces
- 1/2 C chopped onion
- 2 C chicken broth
- 2 tsp chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 C half and half
- 1/2 tsp salt
- bacon pieces and chives for garnish
Place all ingredients except half and half into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until squash is tender.
Pour half of soup into a blender or food processor and blend until desired smoothness.
Pour into bowl.
Repeat with remaining soup.
Return soup to slow cooker and stir in half and half and salt.
Cover and cook on low for 20-30 minutes or until heated th rough.
Garnish with crisp bacon and chives
Some other yummy soups to do in the crockpot:
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