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Gingered Winter Squash-and-Root Vegetable Soup

Yield 11 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 1/2 cups cubed peeled sweet potato (about 3/4 pound)
  • 3/4 cup (1-inch-thick) sliced parsnip
  • 5 (10 1/2-ounce) cans low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 cup skim milk

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 21.7 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 172 mg
  • calcium 69 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and next 8 ingredients (onion through red pepper); sauté 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add squash, sweet potato, parsnip, and broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until tender.

  2. Place one-third of vegetable mixture in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Pour puréed vegetable mixture into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining vegetable mixture. Return puréed mixture to pan; stir in milk. Cook over low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.