Savory Butternut Squash Soup

Savory Butternut Squash Soup

This tasty soup combines butternut squash and spicy ginger. Create this soup when entertaining guests or just for a family dinner. You'll love the results when you make savory butternut squash soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 pound pre-cut cubes butternut squash, fresh or frozen (about 4 cups)
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons plain low-fat yogurt for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a 6-quart stockpot. Add the onions and cook until soft but not brown, about 6 minutes.
     
  2. Add the garlic, allspice and ginger and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute more.
     
  3. Add the butternut squash, broth, and salt and bring to a boil.
     
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until squash is tender and the broth is slightly reduced, about 15 minutes for fresh squash and 5 minutes for frozen.
     
  5. Remove from heat stir in maple syrup. Allow to cool slightly, about 15 minutes, then puree with an immersion blender or in a regular blender, about 1 cup at a time, until smooth.
     
  6. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with yogurt, if using.

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