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butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup

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Enjoy this healthy soup! Butternut squash has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin and is loaded with vitamins A and C, plus plenty of fiber.

Prep Time:  15 Min     
Cook Time:  55 Min
Resting Time: 30 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr 40 Min

Servings: 2-4

 Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash
  • Olive oil
  • Cinnamon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, diced
  • Small piece of ginger, diced
  • 1 (32-ounce) can/box chicken stock


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the stem off the squash and cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and place the halves face up on a cookie sheet. Drizzle a little olive oil over both halves and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  2. Bake the squash in the oven until you can easily stick a knife through the squash (about 45 minutes). Remove the squash and let it cool. When cooled, spoon out the squash flesh (no skin) and put it in a bowl.
  3. In a large soup pot, sauté the garlic and ginger for 3-5 minutes. Add the squash and sauté for about 3 minutes.  Add 1/2 to 3/4 container of chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Boil for 5 minutes. Turn off stove and let it sit for 10-15 minutes or until slightly cool. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth consistency. Place soup back in the pot and warm before serving. 

This recipe is courtesy of Brown & Medina Nutrition in New York.