The New Wednesday Recipe Series
We are going to be releasing a few recipes each month on Wednesdays, interspersed with clients stories.
For the first one, thanks to Chef Devon, she made:
Easy Crockpot Butternut Squash & Quinoa Soup
1 cup quinoa
1 small butternut squash
1 can (15.25 ounces) kidney beans
1 can (15 ounces) corn
1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes*
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 packet (1.12 ounces) fajita seasoning mix
4 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel, seed, and chop the butternut squash into small bite-sized pieces (or buy pre-chopped butternut squash which is what I did to save time).
Rinse and drain the kidney beans and corn.
Lightly grease your slow cooker with nonstick spray (I use a 6-quart crockpot). Add in the quinoa, chopped squash, kidney beans, corn, undrained tomatoes, garlic, salt & pepper to taste, and fajita seasoning packet. (OR try a chili seasoning packet if you enjoy those flavors better).
Pour in the chicken broth and give everything a good stir.
Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until the quinoa is cooked through and the squash is very tender.
At this point you can remove some of the squash and mash it with a potato masher and then put it back in the soup. This is totally optional! I ended up just mashing them a little bit with my spoon before I dove in which was perfect.
Pour a bowl and enjoy! You can add any toppings you like or just eat it as is which is so tasty!!!
Think differently - Kyle Newell
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