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    Cheddar Butternut Squash Soup, Lightened Up!

    Cheddar Butternut Squash Soup, Lightened Up!. Photo by Karen Elizabeth

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    Total Time:

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    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    Adapted from the Cabot Cheese folks, this is a lightened up version of the delicious Cheddar Butternut Squash Soup. Russians use a lot of sour cream, so I have put this in my Russian cookbook!

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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, combine squash and broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer until squash is vry tender, about 20 minutes.
    2. 2
      Remove from the heat and let stand until warm, then puree in batches in the blender.
    3. 3
      Return the puree to the saucepan and place over medium low heat. Stir in the sour cream, cheddar, butter and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Stir the soup until heated through. Don't allow it to boil. Now taste the soup, adding brown sugar if not sweet enough. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve. Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2010


      Loved this soup, thanks for posting. I have tried several butternut squash soup recipes and this one is by far my favourite. I made it exactly as posted without any alternations. I found that the small amount of sugar really helped reduce the sourness of the sour cream.

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    • on May 31, 2010


      Mild tasting soup - easy to make.

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    • on December 11, 2009


      Absolutely loved this, cheese soup is a bit of a novelty for us here, but I am fast becoming an addict! Made this exactly as recipe, so very easy, and used regular sour cream and cheese rather than the light versions, simply because that's what I have in the fridge! A fabulous soup which we enjoyed with Sharons Gotta-Have-It Garlic Bread, wow, we were so spoiled!! This is a winner of a meal, to be enjoyed again and again! NO leftovers, lol! Made for Aus/NZ swap#35

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheddar Butternut Squash Soup, Lightened Up!

    Serving Size: 1 (1248 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 260.3
    Calories from Fat 119
    Total Fat 13.2 g
    Saturated Fat 8.2 g
    Cholesterol 38.8 mg
    Sodium 191.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 8.3 g

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    vegetable broth


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