Recipe by Hidden Valley® Ranch
"Expert's note: Serve a steaming mug of pureed butternut squash soup topped with crisp Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix-coated croutons for a Winter Solstice soiree or trim-the-tree party. Make an extra batch of the croutons and top a romaine and radicchio salad with Granny Smith apple slices and Ranch dressing."
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butternut squash, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 2-inch chunks
extra-virgin olive oil
Granny Smith apples, cut in half lengthwise and cored
canned low-sodium chicken broth
heavy (whipping) cream
freshly grated nutmeg
salt and freshly ground pepper
baguette, ends trimmed, remainder cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 (1 ounce) packet
Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
extra-virgin olive oil
I followed this recipe exactly which is a rarity for me. My very picky husband, 8 year old son, and 2 year old daughter all enjoyed it.
The flavor was amazing..rich and creamy.
Will definitely be making this again!
Not too bad to me and daughter (who's usually quite picky). Husband hated it. Only ate 2 bites. Felt like he was eating baby food and turned off by texture.
I thought it was really alright and would be good on a cold winter evening. Croutons were definitely a plus.
Easy, especially if you buy already peeled squash. Nice and creamy, even though I used whole milk instead of whipping cream. Didn't feel like croutons, so instead I topped with a dollop of plain yogurt and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds. Looked pretty and added a nice contrast in taste and texture.
I followed the recipe to the T except for adding the chicken broth until it reached the texture I wanted which turned out to be 3 cups. This is a really full-bodied soup, and the croutons add another layer of flavor. Please, don't skip the croutons, as they really are what sets this soup apart from others...they are worth the effort to make! The Hidden Valley Ranch dressing on the croutons softens and melts into the soup giving you even more depth of flavor. Just really delicious.
This soup was excellent, my family and I loved it! I will be making this again very soon and I'm excited to make slight variations to see how they work out. I think that I'm going to try adding some pumpkin to the puree next time. I wonder how some mulled apple cider would blend in with the other flavors if I used it in the stock.
MMmm tasty. I didn't feel like making the croutons, and the soup was fine by itself with some bread. I'll try them for next time though.
I followed this recipe almost exactly. I tend to like my soup a little thicker so I put in less chicken broth. Other then that it was delish. The croutons where the best I have had.
Fantastic soup, but you definately need the croutons to give it the best flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hidden Valley(R) Harvest Butternut Squash Soup with Ranch Croutons
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 245
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