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Golden Squash Soup Recipe

Golden Squash Soup Recipe

This special recipe from my mother-in-law is one that I enjoy making as part of our fall meals. The soup is so pretty that it dresses up the table. We think it hits the spot on crisp evenings. -Maryann Klein, Washington Township, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 leeks (white portion only), sliced
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 medium zucchini, peeled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • Grated Parmesan cheese and chives, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute leeks and carrots in butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the squash, broth, zucchini, salt, thyme and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool until lukewarm.
  • 2. In a blender, puree soup in small batches until smooth; return to pan. Stir in cream and milk; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with cheese and chives if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 133 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 804 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.