Recipe by Minnesota_Girl
"Fall is my favorite time of year because I can make this soup. It's filling and delicious! There are many ways to customize the ingredients to suit your tastes. Sometimes I used flavored rice, depending on what I have on hand. Also, add more or less chicken broth to make the soup's thickness fit your liking."
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long grain white rice
unpeeled butternut squash, halved and seeded
yellow onion, chopped
1 1/4 pounds
spicy turkey sausage, casings removed
2 (13.75 ounce) cans
salt to taste
ground black pepper, or to taste
salt, to taste
I was skeptical about the sausage in here, but just curious enough to give it a try. Not a fan of the corn called for, I substituted chopped celery and added some minced garlic. I don't use turkey sausage, so I used Italian sausage instead. As it browned I added a good glug of Chardonnay. Both the garlic and the wine, I believe, contributed to what might have otherwise been a "flat" tasting soup. Once the soup was done, I was not happy with how thin it was, so I cooked another cup of rice in chicken broth, added that to the soup, and it was MUCH better. I garnished it with a squirt of mascarpone cheese and fresh chives. I like this! It's different!
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Blended squash with cream of chicken soup and added skim milk to thin. Cooked sausage with onions, fresh garlic, celery and red wine as advised by other reviewers. Seasoned meat mixture with southwest seasoning, cumin, basil, flaked chili peppers and cayenne b/c I couldn't find spicy turkey sausage then added to squash mixture. This soup was absolutely delicious.
I thought this was very tasty, but I did make some changes. I added some minced garlic, used brown rice plus more than a 1/2 cup to thicken up the soup. I used sweet turkey sausage and sauted it in chardonnay and topped off the soup with some mascarpone cheese as suggested by otehr reviewers. My hubby liked it as well...I will be making this again as butternut squash is my favorite.
This soup was a big hit with the growups, but my daughter said it was a little too sweet.(Imagine that!)I used brown basmati rice, precooked in my rice cooker, instead of the white, and it added a nutty flavor and texture. I also added chopped celery for additional flavor and crunch. I did have problems wrestling the squash out of the piping hot skins, however, but I plan to peel them before roasting next time. Even better the next day! Yummy!
this soup was the BEST SOUP i've had in years. it seemed like sort of a strange combo, but trust me, amazing. you could make it a lot faster with a couple cans of pureed butternut squash, too, if you're short on time.
Great soup! I used regular pork sausage b/c I couldn't find turkey and I was afraid my young ones wouldn't like the heat - although I can see where it would really add alot! My husband added some hot sauce to his bowl and again to his second. :) I added not quite twice as much rice, but I was also short on corn. Will definitely be making this one again!
I used a little less ground pork sausage and it turned out great!!
You could also add other veggies like celery and carrots or even potatoes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 134
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