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Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

My daughter & her husband made this at Christmas last year and it was wonderful! Rich and flavorful, a really good soup. One substitution I've made to make it a little quicker is to buy two 12-oz. boxes of frozen winter squash and then skip the entire first step. If you choose to do that, reduce the amount of chicken stock by about 2 cups if you prefer the soup a little thicker. This is one of those foods that is better the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Season the squash with 1 tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Peel and seed the squash. In a blender, puree the squash with 2 cups of the chicken stock. Puree until smooth and set aside. (Skip this step entirely if you are using frozen squash).
  2. In a saucepan, over medium heat, bring 4 cups of the stock and 1/2 cup of the chopped onions to a simmer. Stir in the rice and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally with a fork. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large soup pan over medium heat, add the remaining tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot, add the sausage and brown for 3 minutes. Add the remaining 2 cups onions and corn. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the squash puree and remaining 6 cups of broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Skim off any fat that rises to the surface.
  5. Stir in the rice and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the cream and season to taste.