Creamy, Creamless Butternut Squash Soup with Celery Root

There is no need for cream to make a creamy soup. Fresh butternut squash soup and celery root aka celeriac makes a delicious Fall or Winter soup.

So delicious! Creamy Creamless Butternut Squash Soup with Celery Root Soup Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy, Real Food

Last week, I was determined to stock my freezer with some healthy soup for the cold nights to come. I was already eyeing celery root, also known as celeriac. We had a marvelous celery root soup on a cruise this summer. I bought a large celery root at the store. When I got home, I started to make the soup, and thought that I probably should have bought two. This was going to make a very small batch of soup. Oops! A quick look in the refrigerator (Score!), uncovered a half of a butternut squash. Oh yes, that would work nicely. The veggies went into the pot, and I started working on the next batch of soup.

After pureeing the butternut squash soup with celery root, I saw what a lovely color it had turned. A little taste and I was swooning over the simple but delicious flavor. When my little guinea pig came home from school, I tried the butternut squash soup on her. I got the thumbs up, and a request for a bowl of butternut sqash soup right now. Winner, winner, soup dinner. I love when my little one likes something healthy I made.

So delicious! Creamy Creamless Butternut Squash and Celery Root Soup Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy, Real Food

Luckily I have some friends that like to be taste testers for me, too. It was my turn to hold ladies night, so I served both of the soups I had made. (So much for stocking my freezer) There were lots of yums and happy slurps of soup.  One friend told me this butternut squash soup with celery root was going onto her Thanksgiving menu.  She already serves my Kale, Apple & Pistacio Salad  at Thanksgiving.

We discussed whether the butternut squash soup needed some fun toppings but it is so good, it can stand on its own. If you want to add a little sprinkle of cheese or my personal favorite, croutons, go for it.  If you don’t, you will still have a hearty, satisfying soup. Needless to say, the soups never made it into the freezer. Much to my chagrin, my freezer is still bare of soup. The soups were greatly enjoyed, though. I’ll have to make another batch, and hopefully this one will make it to the freezer before it is devoured.

What is your favorite soup to keep in your freezer? Be sure to come back Tuesday for a fun, healthy dinner, Sloppy Joes, known as Messy Joes in my house.

So delicious! Creamy Creamless Butternut Squash and Celery Root Soup Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy, Real Food
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Creamy, Creamless Butternut Squash and Celery Root Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 164 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp oil
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 ½ cups chopped celery root celeriac
  • 3 cups peeled and chopped butternut squash
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 oz low fat evaporated milk

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, warm oil.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add celery root, butternut squash, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  4. Add chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until vegetables are fork tender.
  5. Remove the cap from the lid of the blender. Fill blender half full of hot soup. Cover with a folded towel. Puree then pour into a large bowl.
  6. Repeat with remaining soup.
  7. Pour back into the Dutch oven and stir in evaporated milk. Add more salt and pepper, if needed.
  8. Warm soup and serve.

Recipe Notes

 I calculated 6 Weight Watcher Smart Point

Nutrition Facts
Creamy, Creamless Butternut Squash and Celery Root Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

 

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Comments

  1. Love soups for fall! This looks rich and delicious!
  2. Love how creamy this soup looks for not having any cream in it!
  3. I really need more soup recipes for this time of year! This looks wonderful! Now if I only I can get motivated and get in the kitchen this week! :)
  4. Christie this soup looks wonderful! I rarely get anything extra into the freezer for us to consume lately as well, it all goes to my daughter's freezer who's living away at college. :)
  5. Love the color of this gorgeous soup!
  6. Such a good idea to store this in the freezer so you always have some on hand during the season.
  7. Michelle Fitzsimmons says
    Where can I buy celery root? can i use the bottom of celery? I have never heard of it? I love butternut squash soup
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Michelle, Any grocery store should have it. It looks like a big bulb and is called either celery root or celeriac. Just ask someone in the produce section and they can point it out to you.
  8. I love whipping up a batch of soup like this and keeping it in the freezer to defrost for a busy night - makes dinner so easy! This sounds delicious, love the use of celeriac here too.
  9. I love how you have added so much savory goodness to the butternut squash which can sometimes be too sweet for some palates. Love the celery root!
  10. I'm getting ready to follow your recipe for the butternut squash soup and am excited! However, I need to serve 6 women. Your recipe states that it servers 1 1/2 cups, but how many servings?
  11. Christie Daruwalla says
    Hi Lorren, This recipe serves 4 people. You can easily double it. Please let me know how it turns out for you.

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