Butternut Squash Soup

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
2
medium pears, peeled and sliced
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon white pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground coriander
1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
medium unpeeled pear, sliced
1/2
cup chopped pecans, toasted

Steps

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  • 1
    Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onion in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in broth, squash, 2 sliced pears, thyme, salt, white pepper and coriander. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until squash is tender.
  • 2
    Pour about half of the soup into food processor or blender. Cover and process until smooth; pour into another container. Repeat with remaining soup. Return soup to Dutch oven.
  • 3
    Stir whipping cream into soup. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until hot (do not boil). Garnish with sliced unpeeled pear and pecans.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Add a festive touch to your soup presentation with: A small dollop of sour cream. A touch of cilantro pesto over soup. A sprinkle of fresh cilantro and croutons. Or add a flavor twist to this recipe by using apples instead of pears!
  • Add these trimmings to complete your dinner. If you're serving 8, double the Roasted Vegetable Medley. What's great, you can make the dessert tart as well as the pearl onions a day ahead of time. Butternut Squash Soup Christmas Spinach Salad Rib Roast with Herb Rub Roasted Vegetable Medley Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions Honey-Wine-Cranberry Tart

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
155
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
Saturated Fat
5g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
240mg
Total Carbohydrate
12g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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