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Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Popcorn

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As the leaves change and the temperature cools, try switching up your menu a bit too! The best menus reflect a seasonal diet – one the is in tune with the current harvest. So, gather what remains from the your garden’s squash harvest for some Butternut Squash Soup with a Spice Popcorn garnish. What I particularly love about this recipe is that it combines a autumn classic with a surprising twist for an extra crunch. Enjoy!


Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Popcorn


For the soup:

  • 2-3 butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Spanish onion, chopped
  • 2-3 apples, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 knob of celery root, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. blended oil Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the popcorn:

  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme and sage
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 quarts of vegetable stock
  • 1 container of soy milk
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 quart of popped popcorn (spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and maple sugar)


  1. Sauté first four ingredients in vegetable oil for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, thyme and sage.
  3. Add buttermilk, vegetable stock, soy milk and maple syrup and simmer until squash is tender.
  4. Blend until smooth and top off with spiced popcorn as garnish.

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Author: Debra K

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One thought on “Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Popcorn

  1. This sounds absolutely delicious! Love the addition of spiced popcorn 😋

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