Slow-Cooker Gingery Butternut Squash Soup

Slow-Cooker Gingery Butternut Squash Soup
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Bake 15 mins Slow Cook 3 hrs 30 mins on HIGH or 5 1/2 hours on LOW Cook 6 mins


  • 1 small butternut squash (about 3 pounds), seeded, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 slices French bread (optional)
  • 6 teaspoons shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Make It

1. Place squash cubes and garlic in slow cooker with 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 5 hours or until squash is tender.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium-size nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion in skillet for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir ginger into skillet and cook 1 minute.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove squash from slow cooker using a slotted spoon and discard garlic and remaining liquid in slow cooker. Puree half of squash in blender or food processor with half of onion mixture and 2 cups of the broth until completely smooth; pour into slow cooker and repeat with remaining squash, onion mixture, 1 cup broth and 3/4 cup water. Stir in salt and pepper, then cover soup and cook an additional 30 minutes or until hot.

4. While soup is heating up, if desired, place bread slices on a baking sheet and top each with 1 teaspoon cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Place 1 bread slice on top of soup in each serving bowl.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 143, Fat, total (g): 3, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 31, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 868, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.