Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 15 ingredients
  • 4 servings

Ingredients

Roasted Winter Squash

2
tablespoons butter
2
cups diced (3/4-inch) raw winter squash (butternut, hubbard, acorn)
Salt and pepper

Soup

2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2
cup diced onion (1/4-inch)
1/4
cup diced celery (1/4-inch)
1/4
cup diced carrot (1/4-inch)
1
cinnamon stick
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
1/2
teaspoon ground toasted coriander, if desired
1 1/2
cups Roasted Winter Squash (above)
1/2
cup half-and-half, if desired*
2
tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs, toasted light brown in sauté pan over medium heat

Directions

  1. 1 To make roasted winter squash: Heat oven to 375°F. Heat butter over medium-high heat in an ovenproof sauté pan; add diced squash, salt and pepper. When squash begins to brown, place pan in oven. Roast for 15 minutes or until medium-brown on all sides. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Puree in food processor, or mash with potato masher or ricer. Measure 1 1/2 cups squash; reserve.
  2. 2 To make soup: Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add the onion, celery, carrot and cinnamon stick; sauté until soft but not brown, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the broth and the coriander; bring to a boil. Simmer for several minutes. Stir in reserved squash until smooth; simmer gently to let the flavors meld, about 10 minutes. Discard the cinnamon stick.
  3. 3 Puree the soup using an immersion blender or in a blender until smooth. (The soup can be made ahead to this point, cooled, covered, and refrigerated for several days or frozen for about 1 month. It will thicken as it cools and may need thinning with broth or water when reheating.)
  4. 4 Return the soup to the pan and reheat gently. Add the half-and-half. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Top each serving with pumpkin seeds and toasted bread crumbs.

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