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Spiced Butternut Squash Soup


"My boys LOVE this soup! It's a 'stick to your ribs' soup that everyone will enjoy. Sherry helps to deepen the flavor while half-and-half cream gives an added richness to the soup."
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1 h 5 m servings 298 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.2g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 1855 mg
  • 74%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pour a thin layer of water in a baking dish, or a cookie sheet with sides. Place the squash halves cut side down on the dish. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a fork can easily pierce the flesh. Cool slightly, then remove the peel. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, leek and garlic, and saute for a few minutes, until tender. Pour the chicken broth into the pot. Add the potatoes, and bring to a boil. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until soft. Add the squash, and mash with the potatoes until chunks are small. Use an immersible hand blender to puree the soup, or transfer to a blender or food processor in batches, and puree until smooth. Return to the pot.
  3. Season the soup with cayenne pepper, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, salt and pepper, then stir in the sherry and half-and-half cream. Heat through, but do not boil. Ladle into bowls, and top with a dollop of sour cream.

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  1. 248 Ratings

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This was fantastic with a few additions! Like another reviewer, I added the puree from an acorn squash. I also doubled the spices with the exception of the cayenne pepper. It seemed still to be...

Most helpful critical review

The soup has a wonderful taste, but it turned out rather thin. I would add less liquid next time.

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This was fantastic with a few additions! Like another reviewer, I added the puree from an acorn squash. I also doubled the spices with the exception of the cayenne pepper. It seemed still to be...

This is a delicious soup, but I used two apples instead of the potatoes for even more flavor.

I've been using this recipe for over a year now, about time I rated! This is the most wonderful soup in the universe. It makes so much, but I never have to throw a bit away, it always gets eat...

Delicious! Took to a party, and everyone raved! I think using milk would lower the fat and be just as yummy. ***By the way, I did not use as much broth as the recipe calls for...I probably ...

Excellent flavor and texture! I halved the recipe and it worked just fine, although I'm not a stickler for measuring. Because my squash was large, I cooked it longer than recommended so it wou...

Wow!!! Definitely cook the squash long enough and puree it long enough. You need to make sure the little bumps are all out...SO creamy. I even pureed it again after adding the half & half and...

Very good! I omitted the allspice and topped mine with parmesan, fresh basil and roasted hazelnuts. Will also try the sour cream garnish with the leftover soup (of which there is very little). T...

This soup is fabulous! I have made it for several large groups and everyone always goes back for seconds. To save time and effort I recommend buying pre-cut Butternut Squash, as those things a...

the soup is really great, the spices add a great flavor, and really mature if you freeze it, which i had to do. very yummy!