Gingered and Curried Butternut and Potato Soup

Pam Stewart

By
@gigi2six

I've been trying to come up with a tasty Butternut Squash Soup this winter. Some seem too bland and others too spicey for our multi-generational household. The ginger and curry give this a nice kick and the garlic seems to mellow it just enough for my family.


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Serves:
Makes about 3 quarts
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

8 c
butternut squash, peeled and cubed
6 tsp
olive oil, (divided)
1 large
onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
fresh ginger, minced
3 tsp
curry powder
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
3 large
potatoes, peeled and cubed
7 c
chicken broth
1
bulb of roasted garlic
1/2 lb
bacon

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2Fry bacon very crispy, crumble and set aside.

3Place squash on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 4 teaspoons of the olive oil and toss to coat. Roast for 30 minutes stirring occasionaly. Test for tenderness; cook 5 or 10 minutes longer until tender. Set aside

4Cut the top of the bulb of garlic, drizzle with olive oil and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Place on baking sheet with the squash and roast along side.

5Put remaining olive oil and butter in a soup pot. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes or until translucent. Stir in ginger, curry, salt and pepper, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in potaotes; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

6Add the roasted squash, squeeze in roasted garlic and stir. Puree small batches in a blender or puree with an emersion blender until smooth. If it seems to be too thinck you can add a little milk or a little more stock.

7Garnish with bacon.

8Serve with a nice crusty bread.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy