Butternut Squash Soup II
Squash, potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion cook up quickly into a thick, velvety soup that's ready in about an hour.
Cream cheese is blended into this pureed soup of winter squash and onion which have been cooked in a seasoned chicken stock.
Great recipe! I didn't brown the vegetables - I didn't use butter at all and didn't miss it. I did not use celery and used one regular potato and one sweet potato. I think next time I'll just use the sweet potatoes - would add extra flavor. I added a bit of red pepper for some spice. I put a drop of low fat sour cream on each serving - delicious! Will definitely make again!
Chicken stock is the base for this pureed butternut squash soup seasoned with garlic, thyme, cumin, and allspice.
This recipe is very, very bland.. however it is salvagable. Here's what you do: 1- use only one potato, if you use two it takes away from the squash. 2- add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. 3- add 1 T minced garlic. 4- Add 1/4 cup captain morgan's spiced rum. 5- add 1/2 c half-half. I personally found the recipe tasted better with a little bit of parmesan cheese and some italian seasonings. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some crumbled bacon. I strongly recommend making these changes or others, otherwise this recipe is WAY too bland.
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I made this tight for a cold and rainy Hawaii night. I usually don't get to make soups too much because if the weather but I was at Costco and came across a package of pre-cut and diced butternut squash. I followed the recipe almost exactly except I added 2 carrots and 2 cloves of garlic to the sautéed mix. It was super easy and the hubby and 3 year old loved it even without sour cream!