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Gingered Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Gingered Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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. —Kim Pettipas Oromocto, New Brunswick
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 8 cups)
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place squash in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with 4-1/2 teaspoons oil; toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until tender. Set aside.
  • 2. In a soup kettle, saute onion in butter and remaining oil for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the ginger, curry, salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly.
  • 3. Stir in reserved squash. In a blender, puree soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pan. Stir in milk; heat through. Garnish with sour cream if desired. Yield: 9 servings (about 3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 266 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 877 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 7 g protein.