Saturday, November 19, 2022

Quick and Healthy Butternut Squash Soup and the Weekly Menu including Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving #SoupSaturdaySwappers

 Holidays can be very busy.  This quick and healthy Butternut Squash Soup starting with frozen squash is a time and stress saver.  It takes only a few minutes of hands on time and half an hour cooking time.  It can be made ahead and rewarmed so there is zero soup stress on the big day.

Butternut Squash Soup

It is time for the Soup Saturday Swappers.......
Juli of Pandemonium Noshery is hosting our Soup Swap this month and invited us to join her in using frozen Fruits and Vegetables to create our dish.  Great idea, especially as we are gearing up for the Holidays.  Time is at a minimum and stress is at an all time high...using frozen produce makes life so much simpler.

Let's see what everyone cooked up for us today......
Butternut Squash Soup pin

This soup is a perfect first course for your Thanksgiving Dinner.  Speaking of Thanksgiving, I am going to be sharing my Thanksgiving Menu with you today along with the rest of the week.  

Have you decided on your menu yet?  My menu is pretty traditional.  We always have Turkey and Fresh Kielbasa, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie so I try to add some creativity with different soups, salads, veggies and desserts.  This soup will be starting our dinner this year.

Charcuterie Board

However the Feast always starts with a board.  Cheese Boards are always a fun way to start a celebration and I use them all the time.  Cheese Boards can take on many different styles and ingredients.  It can be as simple as one special cheese with crackers or as creative as you like using whatever you have on hand.

Cheese Board Instructions

My friend Cam has put together a digital file of instructions and recipes to help you build your own cheese board.  I have ordered one to print out to give as a Christmas gift with a Cheese Board and Cheese knives.  I know the recipient is going to love it!!!

You can order too and if you add the code WENDYSFRIEND you will save $5.  You're Welcome!!  Stop by Cam's website to learn more and to order.

I typically keep the week prior to Thanksgiving simple and, of course, the day after Thanksgiving is always Leftovers.  So here is my Weekly Menu, including a Friendsgiving on Sunday, followed by this delicious soup recipe.

Soup Saturday
Beef Vegetable Soup
Dinner Rolls

Sunday Supper-Friendsgiving
Pork Adobo
Steamed Rice
Baby Bok Choy
German Chocolate Pie

Pork Fried Rice (with leftovers from Sunday)

Out for dinner after Choir

Hot Dogs

See large Menu above


Soups, Starters, First Courses, Vegan, Vegetarian, Meatless, Squash, Quick, Easy, Healthy
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Quick and Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

Quick and Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

Holidays can be very busy. This quick and healthy Butternut Squash Soup starting with frozen squash is a time and stress saver. It takes only a few minutes of hands on time and half an hour cooking time. It can be made ahead and rewarmed so there is zero soup stress on the big day.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 40 oz. (4 pkgs) frozen butternut squash
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, scraped and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook until fragrant and translucent, 4-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic and squash, season with salt and pepper, and cook for a minute longer.
  4. Add the broth, bring to a boil and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Using an immersion blender or heavy duty blender, puree the soup until smooth. You can add more broth if the soup is too thick.

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  1. The soup sounds delish! I like that it calls for frozen squash, which it a bit time-saver. Lovely snack board!

  2. It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog. I love the idea of using frozen squash and the ease of this vegan soup. I am a soup lover and am always on the lookout for easy vegan soups. I'm really thrilled to hear about the soup swap. Thanks.

    1. Welcome Judee, we would love to have you join us each month for Soup Saturday Swappers. If you are interested just let me know so I can send you an invitation.

  3. Thanks for sharing my digital recipe planners. And your soup looks SO good!

    1. You're very welcome. I will share them again when we post for ItalianFWT since the theme is wine and cheese.

  4. Can I come for dinner all week? Everything sounds wonderful!

    1. I certainly wish you lived nearby. I would love to have you over for dinner Karen.

  5. This soup sounds comforting and tasty! The Thanksgiving menu sounds awesome!


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