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Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12:11 PM - Posted by Megan - (12) comments

There’s nothing quite like autumn in New York. My favorite time of year brings crisp, cool sun-drenched days, the anticipation of holidays right around the corner and the most incredible selection of seasonal produce. Last weekend, I was strolling through a local farmer’s market and came across a table brimming with big, beautiful butternut squashes.

The sweet nutty flavor and vibrant orange color of this versatile gourd is especially appealing (plus, it’s packed with nutrients, like Vitamins A & C, potassium and fiber), so I scooped one up and was inspired to whip together a hearty, fall-flavored soup with it.

The buttery squash shines in this rich and robust recipe—a perfect course for Thanksgiving or any other cold-weather meal.

Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup Recipe (makes 4-6 servings)

  • 1 (2-3 lbs) whole butternut squash
  • 3 cups chicken stock (I prefer low-sodium organic)
  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 TBLS olive oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (add more if you like some heat—I used 3/4 tsp)
  • salt and black pepper to taste

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