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Winter Squash Soup

I enjoy trying new recipes and adding different seasonings to enhance the flavor. This is a tasty way to serve squash.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups mashed cooked butternut, acorn or Hubbard squash
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the celery, onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add the broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the squash, parsley, salt, savory, rosemary and nutmeg and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Cool slightly.
  • In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pan and heat through. Gradually stir in cream. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 170 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 754mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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