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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Apple and winter squash are great together. They are the perfect pair for this cozy, vegan butternut squash soup. For a slightly different flavor that still features classic fall produce, substitute a ripe pear for the apple. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash (4 to 4-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • Fresh thyme leaves and cracked black pepper, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash, cut side down, in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, until tender, 45-60 minutes. Cool slightly. Scoop out flesh; set aside.
  • In a Dutch oven, cook onion and apple in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in seasonings; cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add broth and squash; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Cool slightly. In a blender, cover and process soup in batches until smooth.
  • Return pureed mixture to pan; cook and stir until heated through. If desired, serve with additional thyme and black pepper.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 148 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 750mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • tclock
    Nov 17, 2019

    Delicious and worth the effort.