Banana Squash Soup

Emily Hetnar

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@EmilyHetnar

Every Winter I love to look around and try to find a good recipe for soup. Since my wonderful neighbor gave me a nearly 8lb Banana Squash, I wondered what I would do with such a thing? I had never tried Banana Squash before, but love many other types... so I decided to try a little something myself, and it turned out great! I cooked this up for my Vegan parents, and it was a wonderfully healthy, Vegan friendly dish that was loved by all! I really hope you try it, and love it as much as we did! Enjoy :)


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

1 large
banana squash (anywhere from 3-8lbs)
2 large
shitake mushrooms (you can also use the smaller ones if you prefer, just use a good handful)
1 large
sweet onion
2 box
vegetable stock (64oz total, or 8 cups)
2 clove
garlic
1 tsp
salt (optional)
1 tsp
pepper (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to "Roast" at 450 degrees. Slice up all of your onions, mushrooms, and garlic and mix them together. Size of the slice will not matter.
2
Slice off the ends of the Banana Squash (or whatever Squash you are more fond of), then cut in half and take out seeds. Place into a deep dish made for high temperature's in the oven. Add 2 cups Vegetable Stock into the bottom of the dish, and place into oven for 15 minutes.
3
Rotate deep dish inside oven, and add veggies into the dish, and continue roasting another 15 minutes, or until squash is soft.
4
Take food out of oven, (optional: let cool if you would like.. makes it a little easier to handle - if you are not in a time crunch!) and procede to take skin completely off of squash. Throw away skin.
5
Take all of the ingredients and puree in a blender or food processor.. slowly adding remaining Vegetable stock until you have arrived at your preferred consistency. Once pureed, put into a Pot on the Stove-top and continue to warm through for 5 minutes (or until warmed all the way). At this time, you may add in salt and pepper if you choose to, but I did not feel the need to as the ingredients do a natural seasoning.
6
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #squash, #Vegan, #roasting