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    Butternut Squash Soup

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    1 hrs 10 mins

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    10 mins

    caetb's Note:

    This is a great warming winter meal with some crusty bread. The fresh ginger gives it a nice spicy kick.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 450.
    2. 2
      Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and place cut side down on a baking sheet.
    3. 3
      Roast the squash for 40-45 minutes or until it is very tender.
    4. 4
      Allow squash to cool.
    5. 5
      While the squash is roasting,saute the onion and ginger in the butter over a medium heat until the onion is translucent and soft.
    6. 6
      Add the broth, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Scoop the cooled squash from the skin.
    8. 8
      Place half the squash and half the broth in a blender, puree until smooth.
    9. 9
      Repeat with the other half of the squash and broth.
    10. 10
      If needed, add water to achieve the desired consistency.
    11. 11
      Return the soup to the sauce pan and reheat.
    12. 12
      Salt and pepper to taste.
    13. 13
      If desired, garnish each serving with a spoonful of sour cream.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 17, 2003

      For an even easier way to cook the squash, slice it in half lengthwise and place in a plastic bag, seeds and all, and cook in the microwave. Cooking time depends on the microwave itself. I'd say 10-15 minutes. When soft, remove the seeds with a spoon, then scoop out the squash. Fast, clean, and easy. The soup sounds delicious.

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    • on November 27, 2009


      I'm giving this a 5 even though I made several changes to suit our tastes. I am sure it is perfect exactly as is for people who like food a tad on the bland side. I added grated fresh nutmeg, more ginger (probably twice as much), black pepper, a little sherry, 2 T of finely minced crystalized ginger and a little lemon grass. My husband added some Louisiana red pepper sauce to his. This is a good, basic recipe that can be adapted to suit any taste. Thank you!

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    • on January 09, 2014


      I'm not sure how I would have liked this as is, it seemed a little plain so I used it as a base. I added a bunch of minced garlic and sauteed it with the onions and ginger. I also added my curry spice mix (has things like curry, coriander, cinnamon, cumin) and some cayenne. I think it would be awesome with some fresh basil to garnish the way I made it. Good for a starter, easy to get creative!

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    Nutritional Facts for Butternut Squash Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (301 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 315.6
    Calories from Fat 57
    Total Fat 6.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 74.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 67.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.6 g
    Sugars 14.7 g
    Protein 6.1 g

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