Sunday, February 6, 2011

Butternut Chowder

 Recently a good friend came out to the country for the day and she loves my Squash Bisque recipe in my cookbook Miz Helen's Kitchen Table so I decided to surprise her with a new version of that recipe. It turned out so well I wanted to share it with all of you.
Butternut Chowder
Cook the Cleaned Squash In The Micro Wave
Puree In The Food Processor
Chop The Fruit and Vegetables
Saute Fruit and Vegetables Until Onion Is Clear
Brown Sausage and Drain Well
Keep Warm In Slow Cooker and Enjoy!
Butternut Chowder
Miz Helen's Kitchen
3 cups Butternut Puree
2 medium onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 red delicious apple chopped skin on
1 gala apple chopped skin on
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pound Italian Sausage browned and drained well
2 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
2 cups Chicken broth 
1 1/2 cups of Evaporated Milk or Cream
Sour Cream for Garnish
A  2 to 3 pound butternut should yield 3 to 4 cups of puree. 
To prepare the squash: Clean the seeds out of the cavity of the squash. Wrap the squash in clear plastic wrap and cook in the micro wave for 7 to 8 minutes until soft. Be very careful, it will be very hot. Let it cool completely before removing the meat for the puree. 
When the squash is cooled remove the meat and puree in a food processor, blender or by hand. Leave some of the squash in larger pieces for the chowder.
Chop the onions,apples,and garlic.Pour the evoo into a very hot skillet and lightly saute the onions, apples, and garlic, until the onions are clear do not over cook.
Brown the Italian sausage, remove from skillet and drain well then pat the meat with a paper towel to help absorb the extra fat.
In the slow cooker :
Mix the squash puree, sauteed fruit and vegetables. Add the basil, thyme, oregano,salt, pepper,red  pepper flakes,fresh rosemary and fresh parsley. Mix well, then add the liquid. If your mix is to stiff, add more chicken broth for a lighter version or more cream for a richer version
Cook on high for 30 minutes then keep on warm until ready to serve.
Garnish with sour cream and fresh rosemary.

My friend just loved this chowder and so did my husband. I sure hope that you enjoy it. I am so glad that you could stop by today for a visit. Please come back soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen


  1. I so want a bowl of this NOW! Butternut squash is my favorite! This looks wonderful, thanks!

  2. the butternut squash soup sounds so good, so perfect this time of the year. thanks for sharing Miz Helen

  3. This soup looks so delicious and flavorful! And, I love the pictures of your "babies." They are adorable.

  4. Ooo...with sausage...this is like Thanksgiving all in one bowl!

  5. This looks DIVINE!!! I will surely try it - and am thankful to for posting it as I love a good soup.

  6. Miz Helen, this looks so good. I'm a huge butternut squash fan. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Have a great week, Candace

  7. A favourite soup is squash and this recipe looks so good , kicks it up a notch and I will be trying...Great for a cold winter day.

  8. I will have to try adding the sausage to the butternot squash soup I have in the freezer. This looks very delicious.

  9. OOOH! I wish that was all gathered together in my very own crock pot! I'm making a NEW grocery list right now! This would be wonderful with all our snow!

  10. That looks so delicious! I'm wishing I had some cooking right now =)

  11. I'm not sure I've ever had a squash soup. This sounds really good. Thanks for the recipe.

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  13. This looks delish. I still have some butternut squash left, so this is getting bookmarked and made soon!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This recipe sounds delicious. I tried a butternut squash bisque once before and it was a failure. You might see this on my Menu Plan one of these Mondays...

  16. Nice idea to put apples in this soup. Have a beautiful day!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  17. Oh, such wonderful flavors in your chowder, Miz Helen! I'm so glad she loved it...I don't blame her =) Thanks so much for sharing this w/ us at the hearth and soul hop this week.

  18. Oh, Miz Helen I want some of this soup now - I am off to see if I have enough squash in the freezer. I love the apples in this soup - yum! Thanks for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

  19. I will have to make this one day. I've already saved the, love squash of any kind and I always buy butternut squash soup. Now I'll know how to make my own. Your recipe looks more tasty than the store bought kind too!

  20. This looks fantastic! I love cooking with squash...all kinds of squash. Thanks for sharing this....I will be adding this to menu this week.

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  22. awsmmmm .. it looks so warm and yummy and warm(oh i said already) ... mm mmmmmmm ... love it !!!

  23. OMG! Looks so yummy!!!!

    Love you!!!

  24. so, i love chowder...but i rarely eat it because it seems so darn bad for you...but not your version. this is gorgeous and filled with yummy goodness...i could go for a big bowl right this instant! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  25. That sounds just great, Miz Helen! I love a warm, hearty soup this time of year.
    Blessings, Beth

  26. This looks so delicious! I can't wait to try!

  27. That looks so good! Thanks for linking up to Made From Scratch Tuesday! Can't wait to see what you make next!

  28. My mouth was watering just looking at the pictures. Still cold here in my town so a soup like this will sure work wonders for the body.

    You are so kind to share this recipe.


  29. This sounds so good - what lovely comfort food! I really like the idea of adding apples to the chowder too.

    Thank you for linking up to Feed Me Tweet Me again, Miz Helen. I already follow your blog, is there anywhere else I can follow you? Are you on Twitter?

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and a very Happy Valentine's Day!

  30. WOW! that looks super easy and delish!

    Will have to try!

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    Followed your blog! thanks for the recipe!

    {Sarah beth}

  31. Hi Miz Helen, The chowder recipe looks delicious. It's perfect on these cold dreary days we've been having.

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  32. Amazing chowder recipe. I really love all chowders :) Such a great winter food!

  33. I'm loving the combination of ingredients in there. I hope to make this soon!

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