Chunky Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 ¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add butternut squash, carrots, celery, and garlic. Stir to combine and cook until slightly tender, about 2 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Pour milk and Italian seasoning into the pot with the butternut squash mixture. Stir in cornstarch gradually until combined. Bring to a boil. Mix in diced tomatoes, broth, and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until flavors are well combined and squash is softened, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour soup into bowls and sprinkle basil over each.

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