Thursday, January 14, 2010

Butternut Squash Soup

My 7 year old loves my belly. He says it's soft and bouncy like a trampoline. I, on the other hand, do NOT love my belly. Because it IS soft and bouncy like a trampline. So in an effort to make it less bouncy, I've gone through my sister's old Cooking Light magazines and collected around 15 recipes that I would like to give a try this year.

Butternut Squash Soup, the first on my list, was a success! It's thick and creamy, slightly sweet, and chock full of vitamin A. You'll definitely want to double this recipe.

Butternut Squash Soup (from Cooking Light)

1 tablespoon butter
3 1/2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
3/4 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
2 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/8 teaspoon salt

To prepare soup, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add squash, carrot, and onion; sauté for 12 minutes. Add chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half and salt.

Place squash mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape), and secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth.

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8 comments:

  1. Funny my favorite foodie blogs have soup themes this week too.

    Well this looks yummy but I'm too lazy to try it for tonight - maybe in a few days. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. anpther icky one like your taco aoup, havwe you ever tried minstronie, orchicken noddle, not pumkin taco or squash

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  3. Putz! Live a little! Did you even try the taco soup or do I have to march all the way to Utah and feed you?!

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  4. I'm totally making this. I hate my stomach too. My son wishes I was fatter so I would be more comfortable when we lay down together.

    That almost makes me want to eat more cookies.

    Almost.

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  5. I printed this one and will be trying it tomorrow night... It looks sooooo YUMMY! Thanks so much for posting the recipe!

    Becca

    Please visit me at http://www.askbecca.com

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  6. Mmmm. I love butternut squash soup. My husband, who pretty much eats anything I put in front of him, says it tastes like throw up. Oh well, more for me!

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