Gingered Butternut Squash Soup & Biscuits

It’s getting chilly! And when it starts getting chilly, we start thinking about hot soup and biscuits. This is one of our favorites – and we think it will become one of yours as well! There are lots of variations, which I will add at the bottom of the recipes.

2 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, chopped
1 ea Large Clove Fresh Garlic, minced
1 ea Large Yellow Onion, coarsely chopped
1 ea Large Butternut Squash, coarsely chopped
1 ea Large Potato, coarsely chopped
Water or Chicken Stock or Vegetable Stock to cover (about 3-4 C)
Salt & Pepper to taste (or 2-3 T Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base)

Melt butter and sauté ginger, garlic & onion until tender.
Add all other ingredients and simmer until potatoes are soft.
Puree using an immersion blender, blender, or food processor.
Add more liquid/seasonings as needed.

Butternut Squash Soup

Buttermilk Biscuits
2 ½ C Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
¼ teasp Baking Soda
2 teasp Sugar
1 teasp Salt
½ C Butter (1 stick), cold and cubed
1 C Buttermilk

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
Add cold, cubed butter and mix with fingers or pastry cutter until your mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
Add the buttermilk and stir in until just combined.
Place on a lightly floured work surface and, using your hands, pat into a large rectangle.
Fold into thirds, like a business letter.
Make a half turn and press out into a rectangle again and repeat the folds.
Repeat one more time.
Gently roll the dough out to about 1” thick.
Cut into 3” rounds, or whatever shape you want!
Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Buttermilk Squash Soup

Instead of ginger, make a curried butternut soup, using your favorite curry mix.
Add fresh apple and maple syrup after pureeing the soup (either with or without the ginger.)
Replace the ginger with cumin and coriander, and garnish with fresh cilantro for a Mexican flavor.
Use up extra veggies like carrots and celery along with the squash.
Roast & crush some nuts or seeds to sprinkle on top.
Add dried cranberries.
Add leftover chicken for some extra protein.
Add grains (quinoa is yummy in this) or beans.

You can add all kinds of different items – or put out a bunch of different items and let people choose their own!