Butternut Soup has been in my cooking rotation for over 10 years. I think that’s true for many of us! This recipe uses roasted squash, onions and garlic which gives the soup an incredible richness and depth of flavor.
I want to highlight the use of bone broth in this recipe because of it’s out-of-control health benefits for our immune system and (I’m going to say it) our gut. All foods are processed through out ‘gut’ (intestines). Nutrients are absorbed through its walls and taken from there to every other part of the body. Maintaining a healthy gut is truly of utmost importance! Bone broth is one of the TOP foods to incorporate into your regular diet for gut health. Danielle Walker at AgainstAllGrain.com has a wonderful recipe for making Chicken Stock (Bone Broth) in the crock pot. This really is a life saver… I really cannot count the amount of stock pots I have boiled dry! I recommend asking your butcher for ORGANIC chicken bones and make a habit of cooking up a weekly batch of bone broth. Use it in soups and sauces or flavor with herbs and drink daily when you’re feeling particularly run down.
This soup also features roasted garlic. Garlic is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and mood stabilizer. I roast a full head of garlic, use 3-4 cloves in the soup then bring the rest of the roasted cloves to the table to spread atop my favorite gluten-free baguette. With grass-fed butter of course!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!