Roasted Winter Squash Soup

Recipe by Tracy K
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 400.
  • Cut the squash in half, seed it, and quarter it.
  • Brush well with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Place cut side up in a baking dish and roast until squash is soft and browned at the edges, 45 minutes-1 hour.
  • When squash is tender throughout, scoop flesh from skin and set aside.
  • These steps can be done ahead of time and frozen for later use.
  • Cook onion in butter over medium low heat until soft.
  • Onion should be sweated, not cooked till brown or caramelized.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add the wine and cook, stirring frequently, until reduced to nearly dry (about ten minutes).
  • Combine the herbs and spices (thyme through fresh parsley) in a cheesecloth bundle/bouquet garni, add it to the pot.
  • Add the squash pulp to the pot.
  • Gradually add the chicken stock to desired thickness (you may not need all 4 cups), and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Simmer soup for 20 minutes.
  • Remove cheesecloth bundle/bouquet garni, and puree soup with hand blender or food processor until it is the desired consistency.
  • Serve hot.
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