Butternut Squash Mussel Chowder

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Butternut Squash Mussel Chowder is a delicious and comforting dish for chilly autumn days. Butternut squash and potatoes make this version irresistibly silky and smooth while the combination of freshly steamed and smoked mussels elevates the flavors to a sophisticated level.

Butternut Squash Mussel Chowder

Hello, everyone. Cannot believe that it’s almost the weekend, and I haven’t had a chance to say you “hi” this week yet. Haven’t posted only one recipe a week for a while. But one recipe is better than none, right? Besides, this is better than a regular recipe. I’ve got chowder. Butternut Squash Mussel Chowder, specifically.

Honestly, I was considering not to post this recipe because I’m not satisfied with the photos. Having had some thoughts, I finally found a solid reason to share it with you: I will update the photos next time I’ll repeat the recipe. And trust me, I am going to repeat it soon as the soup is utterly rich and hearty. Well, I guess the taste was the second solid reason. Anyway, I’ve decided to publish mostly the recipe itself and handle photos later.

I believe there are two interesting things in this Butternut Squash Mussel Chowder. First of all, as you can see, I added butternut squash. It doesn’t give a strong flavour, but it introduces a smooth and silky consistency. Note to self: try using pumpkin text time for the more pronounced flavour and color. The second thing is that I used both freshly steamed and smoked mussels. My friends, smoked mussels make the difference here. Smoked mussels are not exactly a healthy option, but this flavour!

Also, I am going to keep the post short today. The weather doesn’t make me too energetic. In a meanwhile, please try some Butternut Squash Mussel Chowder. You won’t be disappointed.


See you soon.



6 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Mussel Chowder

  1. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    I do love a good mussel chowder Ben! Whilst in San Francisco early last year I loved the mussel chowder at the seafront and that’s what inspired me to make my version. My version doesn’t have butternut squash as the base though and I absolutely love your twist with that. Delicious! (Ps. Nothing wrong with your photographs in my opinion!).

  2. Laura says:

    Wow, Ben! This recipe is a winner! I love butternut squash soup, but for me, the star of this show is Smoked Mussels! I LOVE them! And always need an excuse to purchase some. What better excuse than this soup?

  3. David @ Spiced says:

    Love the new site, Ben…it looks awesome! Now as far as this recipe goes, it sounds delicious. Laura loves (and I mean loves!) mussels, but I’ve only cooked them here at home a couple of times. I like the idea of using mussels in a chowder. You know how much I love smoky foods, too! This sounds like the perfect way to warm up on a chilly weekend evening. Next time you make this dish, will you send me some? Thanks!
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  4. Dawn says:

    What a brilliant idea combining mussels with butternut squash soup! Looks so hearty, comforting and just perfect for a cold day like today. Just need a big hunk of bread for dunkin’ ;) Happy Friday to ya!

  5. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    Butternut squash definitely adds the nicest consistency to soups! I am a big fan. I am so intrigued by the addition of mussels. Would you believe I’ve never bought them (except in a restaurant, pre-prepared). I might have to change that!

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