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Kitchen Express Roasted Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup

Prep time 30 mins
Total time 55 mins
Yield Makes about 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
  • 2 (12-oz.) packages frozen cooked pureed squash, thawed
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add thyme; sauté 1 minute or until fragrant.

  2. Stir in broth, pumpkin, and squash. Increase heat to medium-high; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool 10 minutes.

  3. Process soup, in batches, in a food processor or blender until smooth. Return soup to Dutch oven. Stir in half-and-half and remaining ingredients. Cook, over low heat, stirring often, 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately.

  4. Note: We tested with Publix Cooked Squash. Be sure to use unsweetened squash puree for best results.