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Moroccan Butternut Soup

Oxmoor House
Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 3 mins
Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup soup and 1 tablespoon sour cream)
Curry powder, cumin, and coriander give this creamy squash soup a warm exotic flavor that's characteristic of Moroccan dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 (2-pound) butternut squash
  • 3 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • Fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 113
  • fat 2.4 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • protein 4.7 g
  • carbohydrate 21.3 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 430 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • fiber 3.3 g
  • calcium 131 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. . Pierce squash several times with the tip of a sharp knife. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membrane with a spoon. Place butternut squash, cut sides down, and garlic cloves in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pierce squash multiple times with a fork. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until squash is very tender.

  3. . While squash bakes, place curry powder and next 3 ingredients in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat; toast 1 minute or until fragrant. Set aside.

  4. . Peel cooked squash, and place in a food processor or blender. Remove and discard skins from garlic; add garlic to food processor. Add 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, and process until smooth.

  5. . Transfer squash mixture to a large saucepan. Stir in remaining 1 cup broth, milk, salt, and toasted spices. Cook over low heat 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.

  6. . Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and, if desired, cilantro.

Cook's Notes

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