Winter Squash Soup Recipe

winter squash soup

Ingredients

  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups mashed cooked butternut, acornor Hubbard squash
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute the celery, onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add the broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the squash, parsley, salt, savory, rosemary and nutmeg and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Cool slightly.
  2. In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pan and heat through. Gradually stir in cream. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6 servings
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