Butternut Squash Chestnut Soup

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This silky and herbaceous Butternut Squash Chestnut Soup topped with a crispy prosciutto topping and pomegranate arils is a delicious savoury recipe for the festive season!

Hello, everyone. Happy (kind of) Monday! Well I need to explain this part. A very strange thing happened to me. I posted this recipe on Monday. And today I opened the site…and it had disappeared! I could find it anywhere. And yes, I am quite sure I did publish it ;) Bizarre! Have you ever had anything like that? Luckily, I didn’t delete the word file with the draft of the post, so it’s not too hard to recreate that. Fingers crossed; I can find it tomorrow! 0180000

Last year I challenged myself to post as many savoury holiday ideas as possible, and I did like it. Coming up with savoury recipes could be a little challenging in terms of both the development part, styling, and shooting. Almost all Christmas cookies and cakes already look festive, but with a savoury dish you’ve got to work a little harder.

Let’s say this Butternut Squash Chestnut Soup. The flavour combination of squash and chestnuts is rather Christmassy. But would the soup itself, without sprucing it up, still look like something special? I don’t think so. The thing is that Christmas recipes don’t need to be fancy or expensive, but they should scream “Holiday!” or at least give those vibes.

Now, imaging the situation. Christmas (or any other winter holidays). Cold outside (It’s certainly White Christmas at least in my imagination). But you’re staying warm and cozy inside. The fireplace (I’d prefer areal deal, but a gas fireplace will do the job, too). Blanket. Christmas tree. A bowl of delicious and soul-warming Butternut Squash Chestnut Soup crispy prosciutto on top. Well this sounds like a perfect Christmas holiday to me.

And the best part? You don’t need to wait until the holidays arrive – you can enjoy it on any time of the year (Except, probably, for summer).

Cheers and see you soon (I am bringing a festive cheese appetizer. Can you guess what’s it going to be?)

4 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Chestnut Soup

  1. Neil says:

    What a lovely variation of Chestnut Soup. I think that adding butternut squash is genius, making the soup all creamy! Yes I’d certainly be happy with a big bowl of this, this festive period! Ps. Yes I’ve had recipes disappear before too. It was so annoying. Good job you had the work file saved!
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  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    That’s so weird–good thing you still had the post saved! This soup looks delicious. I’m loving the chestnut recipes! Have a great weekend, my friend!

  3. Marissa says:

    So bizarre about your post disappearing, Ben. I’m so glad you didn’t lose what you’d written!

    This soup of yours looks so good and it’s just about lunch time here. I wish I could reach through my screen! Chestnuts are one of those delicious ingredients that I think are underused in recipes. I’m always happy to see them!
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