Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Walnuts

  • EllenDeller Posted: 12/15/09
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    This is not bland at all, but you definitely want to use less milk than suggested. The roasting of the squash brings out the nut and honey flavor, and I used walnut rather than olive oil to brush the pieces. I pureed the squash with some the chicken broth, then added milk until the consistency seemed right--nice and thick. I added just a dash of nutmeg, white wine, and cayenne. The toasted nuts are essential, too. Served with a mixed lettuce salad with the CL walnut oil vinaigrette and the CL broccoli bread. Really great meal!

  • laurazak Posted: 09/29/10
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    We love this soup and make it as often as we can. My kids have been asking for it for weeks- before butternut squash was even available in our store. We also brought it to a Kindergarten "try something new" event and the children slurped down every bit of it. It is simple to prepare and we really enjoy the flavors. A great Fall meal with some bread, salad, and a glass of wine!

  • NHDebbie Posted: 08/17/09
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    One of our favorite soup recipes! I make it often in the fall and winter but omit the walnuts and add 1/4 tsp ginger and 1/8 tsp nutmeg. As promised the soup is easy to make and creamy in texture.

  • Ftoast Posted: 11/20/09
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    This soup was light and delicious. As suggested in the other reviews, I used black truffle oil instead of the olive oil. I must say, that really added to the flavors of the soup. I will definitely make it again.

  • Clobberella422 Posted: 12/16/11
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    This was pretty good, but a little bland as written. Per other reviews, I only used about half the milk called for, added some nutmeg and powdered ginger, and I also added a couple teaspoons of brown sugar, all of which really brought out the flavors of the squash. The toasted walnuts were a nice touch.

  • Amhaasy81 Posted: 02/02/12
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    Needs more spices, not a lot of flavor,

  • JessieGeorges Posted: 09/17/13
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    I made this according to the directions, substituting vegetable broth for chicken broth. It is very flavorful and simply delicious!

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