Brighten blustery gray days with steaming bowlfuls of soup that's the color of California sunshine. Jane Shapton really wowed our taste panel with her velvety, rich, and slightly sweet creation! This low-fat recipe's a keeper.
Roasting the squash really adds a wonderful flavor to this delightful pureed soup. If you want a true vegetarian dish, simply substitute vegetable stock for the chicken broth.
Oromocto, New Brunswick
When I turned 40, I decided to live a healthier lifestyle, which included cooking healthier for my family. I make this soup every week, and everyone loves it. It’s nutritious, too.
“I like making this recipe year round, but it's best in the fall and winter months when butternut squash is in season. I love it because it's hearty and filling, but very healthy as well as easy to make. Serve it with some good crusty bread!” Julie Hession - Las Vegas, Nevada
Roasting creates a rich, caramelized flavor, but you can cook the squash cubes directly in the broth if you're short on time. They should pierce easily with a fork when they're done. —Jen Lehner, Seattle, Washington