A thick, creamy butternut and bean soup is loaded with colorful, tasty vegetables - potatoes, onion, carrots, and and kale. Serve with crusty bread.

Kathy

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 gallon
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the carrots and butternut squash; cook and stir until squash begins to brown, about 15 minutes.

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  • Pour in the broth. Stir in the red potatoes, thyme, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes. Stir in the kale and great Northern beans, and simmer until the kale is tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Pour about 3 cups of the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full (you may have to do this in two batches). Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Return the pureed portion of the soup to the soup pot, leaving the remaining soup chunky. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and partially puree the soup right in the cooking pot.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 27.3g; fat 6.6g; sodium 820.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2009
While this soup recipe was a good starting off point I felt the need to bump up the flavor and ingredients. I added a can of diced tomatoes a Granny Smith apple and some nutmeg to make it a little more Fall-ish and to sneak in some more "good stuff". I used half the amount of Kale to ensure it wouldn't be too bitter for my kids. All in all the soup was delicious. I wish I hadn't used 12 cups of broth as the recipe called for since I felt it was a little thin. I think 10 c would've been perfect. My husband also wished it had some more beans as he is not vegetarian and I agree. Don't forget the bread...yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2010
Pretty good this recipe makes a ton of soup! I left out about two cups of broth because it did not fit into my soup pot. Good thing I did because after pureeing three cups of the soup it was not very chunky (I like chunky soup). I added more garlic and about a teaspoon of rosemary to more flavor. I also added in a handful of pasta shapes at the end because I thought that it needed something more. Read More
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70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2009
While this soup recipe was a good starting off point I felt the need to bump up the flavor and ingredients. I added a can of diced tomatoes a Granny Smith apple and some nutmeg to make it a little more Fall-ish and to sneak in some more "good stuff". I used half the amount of Kale to ensure it wouldn't be too bitter for my kids. All in all the soup was delicious. I wish I hadn't used 12 cups of broth as the recipe called for since I felt it was a little thin. I think 10 c would've been perfect. My husband also wished it had some more beans as he is not vegetarian and I agree. Don't forget the bread...yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I made this when I had busted my permanent retainer and couldn't eat hard food. I switched the vegetable broth out for Herb & Wine broth when I couldn't find any Veggie in the store. It was delicious! It was quick easy and absolutely amazing. I will definitely make it again. Even if you don't think you like squash try this recipe -- you'll love it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2010
This was a wonderful hearty soup for our cold winters in Massachusetts. The only things I did differently were using olive oil instead of vegetable oil and I used chicken broth as the store did not carry vegetable broth. So good my 4 year old devoured a bowl of it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2010
Pretty good this recipe makes a ton of soup! I left out about two cups of broth because it did not fit into my soup pot. Good thing I did because after pureeing three cups of the soup it was not very chunky (I like chunky soup). I added more garlic and about a teaspoon of rosemary to more flavor. I also added in a handful of pasta shapes at the end because I thought that it needed something more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
This soup was delicious. To make it easier I used one large can of pumpkin instead of the butternut and did not need to puree. It was thick and delicious and tasted even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
I only added 2 cups of Kale... I didn't want to take a risk of ruining the soup with such a bitter green. The soup tastes SO GOOD but you'll have to wait until the very end to rate this one. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THE FINAL STEP. HOLD DOWN THE LID WITH A CLOTH! You may want someone with muscles doing this one. I thought the lid of my blender would be able to handle it... Let's just say I had to add 15 min to the recipe because of extra cleaning time. Excuse me while I go have a shower! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
Absolutely wonderful and full of flavor. Could not stop eating it from dinner time until 4:00 am for a snack. Will make again many times!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
It was really good. I chose not to puree the soup and i like d it better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2009
I used 8 cups of vegetable broth because it is just two of us and I didn't want a lot of leftovers. We used 2 cups of kale and added 1 can of mushrooms because I like mushrooms. This was so good. Thanks for the inspiration. The recipe was added to our book. It's a keeper. Read More
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