Butternut Squash Soup – RV cooking

Living in an RV doesn’t mean that you can’t cook meals for yourself and your family. It just means you must make do with conventions – for this reason, high-speed blenders, instant pots, and crock-pots are the kitchen tools of choice for preparing meals in a limited space. The same goes for my family and I; six people in a small RV makes meal prep slightly different than those in houses with full sized kitchens.

In this recipe, for example, we’ll be making an extremely easy and quick to make soup with butternut squash, onions, garlic, and a few other healthy and basic ingredients. The soup will be piping hot and silky smooth, and all we’ll be using is a pan to saute and boil, and a Vitamix for pulsing everything into a smooth concoction.

The secret is to have a powerful blender like a Vitamix, or Blendtec. You could potentially use another blender, but the result may not be as smooth or completely blended.

Using a blender for soup also cuts out the need to finely chop or dice your vegetables, which is a huge time advantage.

Alternately, you could cut out the pan altogether, and simply use only the Vitamix for cooking AND blending – if you put all the ingredients in (as long as the butternut squash is not frozen) and turn it to the soup setting, the Vitamix will make it piping hot while blending it all at once.

The reason I use the pan in the beginning is so that I don’t have to use all that motor power on my blender, and to be able to release all the fragrance in the garlic, onion, and ginger by sauteing them beforehand.

butternut squash 1

Go to the recipe on instructables to see full step by step instructions with pictures.

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