gingered and curried butternut and potato soup

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By Pam Stewart
from Grand Rapids, MI

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves Makes about 3 quarts
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For gingered and curried butternut and potato soup

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

How To Make gingered and curried butternut and potato soup

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • 2
    Fry bacon very crispy, crumble and set aside.
  • 3
    Place 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
  • 4
    Cut 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.
  • 5
    Put 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.
  • 6
    Add 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.
  • 7
    Garnish with bacon.
  • 8
    Serve with a nice crusty bread.

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