5 Comforting Ways To Cook With Butternut Squash Bone Broth

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Warmer weather doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your favorite soup. You can incorporate it as a base in all kinds of comfort foods, whether it’s a sauce for your zucchini noodles, an extra layer of flavor in your mashed potatoes or a marinara alternative on your homemade pizza. For a multi-purpose ingredient that adds a nutrient-rich creamy component to your recipes, try cooking with a butternut squash soup infused with chicken bone broth. Here are five awesome ways to cook with your favorite soup all year round.

1. Savory Bread Pudding

If you’re someone who hates wasting food, consider making savory bread pudding part of your dinner routine. The best part about bread pudding is reviving a loaf of bread that’s already on the crunchy side. Here’s a recipe for butternut squash bread pudding where you can substitute the milk for butternut squash bone broth.

Butternut squash pairs best with meats like chicken and pork, spices like cumin and coriander, and herbs like sage and oregano.

2. Pasta Sauce

You can easily turn butternut squash soup into a pasta sauce by thickening it up a bit. To make that happen, you can add cornstarch or a roux with equal parts flour and butter. You can always increase the creaminess factor with a little extra butter, cream or coconut milk.

Season up the sauce with salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic and mixed herbs like thyme, rosemary and sage. Add in some red pepper flakes for a little bit of a spicy kick. Use this sauce for anything from rigatoni to gnocchi to zucchini noodles.

3. Grains

Why use water to cook your starch or grains when you can use soup instead? When you boil rice, or any grain for that matter, it’s always better to use a flavored stock or broth instead of water. As your grains cook, they’ll absorb all of those flavors infused into the broth, creating a more vibrant dish in the end. This technique also saves you the final seasoning step.

Try adding a little bit of water to the butternut squash bone broth and boil your rice, farro or quinoa with this sweet and savory soup instead. You’ll ultimately end up with a creamier and tastier dish.

4. Mashed Potatoes

Plain mashed potatoes are great on their own, but you know what’s even better? Butternut squash mashed potatoes. After you’ve boiled the potatoes and mashed them up, add in about a third to a half a cup of butternut squash bone broth, depending on how thick you like your mashed potatoes to be. This will be a sweet change to your average mashed potato recipe, and it’ll also add a pop of color to your plate. Sprinkle in a little bit of oregano and black pepper, and you’ll have yourself a killer side dish for any occasion.

5. Pizza Sauce

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If you’re someone who loves the idea of making pizza at home, you can use butternut squash bone broth instead of a classic tomato sauce. Thicken up the sauce like you would for a pasta dish (with a roux or cornstarch) so the pizza dough doesn’t become too wet or mushy. Here’s a recipe for pizza with butternut squash sauce that’s seasoned with thyme, rosemary, garlic and black pepper, and topped with mozzarella, ricotta and sage. Once you get hooked on butternut squash pizza, you might never go back.

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