A Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, that has no dairy! Warming and healthy, the perfect soup for fall and winter. And it’s one pot and fairly easy!
This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, with No Cream, comes from my desire to make dairy free soups for those in my family who are lactose intolerant. Years ago there was a little neighborhood French restaurant where we would get the most luscious creamy vegetable soups: cream of carrot, cream of celery, cream of asparagus; you name it, that French chef made beautiful cream soups. The secret was, they had no cream in them!!! The restaurant is now closed and I crave those yummy, creamy, HEALTHY soups.
Ruth Reichl‘s Gourmet Cookbook (by the way, my “go-to” cookbook for just about ANYTHING) has a wonderful recipe for creamy butternut squash soup, sans the cream! So of course, I had to try to make my own. The Granny Smith apple adds a little sweet-tartness, and the potatoes are for thickening. this is the perfect combination of flavors.
You probably already have almost everything required to make this a meatless meal tonight! Serve it with some crusty bread and butter and you will have a happy family.
If you use the vegetable stock, this is a vegetarian soup…and it’s naturally gluten-free and dairy-free! Perfect for those holiday gatherings where you may have a lot of different diets, just about anyone will be able to eat this. And I promise you, everyone will LOVE it!