Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0

Most any winter squash will work in this recipe. We like butternut for the nutty, slightly sweet flavor it lends to the soup. Serve this paired with a hearty salad studded with nuts and seeds for a more filling entrée.

Martha Rose Shulman
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2009

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Tiffany Vickers

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup soup and 1 toast)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash, cut sides down, on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until tender. Cool. Discard peel; mash pulp.

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add squash, Roasted Vegetable Stock, and next 5 ingredients (through bay leaf); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until potato is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf.

  • Place bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until toasted. Sprinkle about 4 teaspoons cheese on each slice; sprinkle evenly with chives.

  • Place one-third of vegetable mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure twice with remaining squash mixture. Return pureed mixture to pan; cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley and honey. Serve with toasts.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; fat 10.1g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 5.7g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 47.8g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 7mg; iron 2.6mg; sodium 546mg; calcium 126mg.
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