It’s officially fall here in Oklahoma and my favorite season, that means lots of outdoor activities, hoodies, and fall foods including delicious soup. I love a good bowl of soup paired with sweet cornbread.
The fall always reminds me of my college days and this little restaurant near campus that served the best soup EVER. I would try to make it a point on cold days to stop in there for a little bowl of soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. It always seemed to make the day perfect. The campus itself was so beautiful in the fall too that it made those long walks across the campus so much more bearable.
As I looked over my produce this past week from The Produce Gathering, I decided to make a delicious soup. This soup pairs the flavor of butternut squash with a little bit of onion, tomatoes, celery, and chicken. Now, just make sure you realize though this soup is not salty at all. My husband loves salty and I just don’t, so I like to leave the salt for last and salt to taste. That seems to be the best compromise for us, then I can enjoy it without the salt.
I think when this is paired with sweet cornbread the flavor is perfect because it isn’t overpowering, it’s very light. I also love how tender the butternut squash is when it has been slow cooking all day. This is a soup that I like to prepare the night before, then as I’m heading out in the morning I can turn on the slow cooker and let it cook all day.
- 2 Cups Shredded Cooked Chicken
- 1/4 Cup Celery, Diced
- 1/4 Cup White Onion, Diced
- 2 Cups Butternut Squash, Cubed
- 1 15oz Can of Diced Tomatoes, Drained
- 4 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup White Cooking Wine
- 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
- Salt to Taste
- Parsley to Garnish
- Combine all ingredients except salt and parsley into a 6 quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- When ready to serve add salt to taste along with parsley to garnish.
Perfect paired with Crackers or Sweet Cornbread.
If you haven’t already, be sure to head over to The Produce Gathering to join FREE with the code MHCMember. Once you join, browse the shop and see what types of produce and other locally grown products you can pick up. I’m certain you’ll be delighted with the offerings.
Then, be prepared to make this tasty soup with your produce.