- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups mashed cooked butternut, acorn or Hubbard squash
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- In a large saucepan, saute celery, onion and garlic in butter until tender. stir in flour until blended. Gradually add the broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. reduce heat; stir in the squash, parsley, salt, nutmeg, savory, rosemary and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Cool slightly.
- In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pan and heat through. Gradually stir in cream. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forWinter Squash Soup
"Delicious! This has become a family favorite for the winter months. I also add chopped carrots to the onions & celery."
"I made this soup the other night and my husband and I both raved about how delicious this soup is! I didn't have dried savory so I used thyme instead. I used an acorn squash. The soup also had a nice color to it, I will be making this a lot thru Fall/Winter months, its perfect for 4 good bowlfuls. Thank You for a great recipe, we love it!"
"This soup really hit the spot on a recent cool evening. My husband liked it so much that he wants me to make it again next week when his mother comes to visit."
"My second year of making this yummy soup! It's a keeper!"
"This has become one of our favorite winter meals with warm bread. Add a drop of sourcream and crumbled bacon on top makes it perfect!"
"I made this without the garlic and used skim milk in place of the cream. I also used a light margarine in place of the butter. It lowered the fat content somewhat and was fantastic!"