Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Peggy Sue Ross

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@peggysueross

This is a wonderful, rich and slightly spicy soup! Serve with a salad for a main course. You can lighten this up by using light butter &/or cream cheese but I would make the recipe first and then adjust to your tastes if desired. In the fall, you can often find pre-cubed squash in your grocery store which will save the time on roasting, you can go straight to the soup! You can puree if you like, but I just cook until the squash is tender enough to lightly mash in the pot.

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★★★★★ 1 vote

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Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1
    butternut squash
  • ·
    drizzle of olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 6 Tbsp
    (or about one half) chopped onion
  • 3 c
    water
  • 4
    cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 pkg
    (8oz.) cream cheese

How to Make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice squash in half, lengthwise and remove center pulp and seeds. Drizzle cut halves with olive oil.
  3. Place squash on jellyroll or roasting pan cut side down for one hour.
  4. Allow squash to cool slightly, then peel off outer skin with vegetable peeler. Cut into 1 inch. chunks and set aside.
  5. In a large saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Add squash, water, bouillon, marjoram, black & cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil; cook 20 minutes or until squash is very tender.
  6. Lightly mash the soup to break up the squash.* Add cream cheese and heat just until cheese melts. Do not boil.
  7. *You may also puree in small batches in a blender or food processor if desired, until smooth. Then return to saucepan to add cream cheese just until melted.

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About Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #Fall #flavors



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