Melissa’s Squash Soup

Ingredients

6 cups (about 2 large squash) seeded 2-inch wide chunks butternut squash
Melted butter or coconut oil, for brushing
1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus 1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon freshly ground white (or black) pepper, plus 1/2 teaspoon
3 cups vegetable stock
4 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon minced ginger
4 ounces heavy cream or full fat coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Brush the flesh of the squash with a little butter and season with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper. On a sheet pan lay the squash flesh side up. Roast for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the flesh is nice and soft.

Scoop the flesh from the skin into a pot and add the stock, honey, and ginger. Bring to a simmer and puree using a stick blender. Stir in the heavy cream and return to a low simmer. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

Modified from Alton Brown, the Food Network