Gisela's Butternut Squash Soup

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This is a recipe given to me by my mother before she passed away. As with anything involving butternut it's a little time intensive but it's well worth it! So creamy and delicious! Garnish with croutons and/or parsley, and serve with garlic bread.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 (2 pound) butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 orange, juiced

  • 1 orange, juiced and zested

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, and stir in the butternut squash cubes, orange juice, and orange zest. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the squash cubes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. 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. Puree in batches until smooth and pour back into the pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot. Whisk in sour cream until smooth, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat over medium-low heat until almost simmering, and serve hot.

Cook's Notes

The number of servings is largely dependent on the size of your butternut, so it can be a good idea to double the recipe for soup for a group--it's always a big hit!

Substitute vegetable stock for chicken broth to make a vegetarian soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
9g Fat
43g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 532mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 97mg 484%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 1051mg 22%

* 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.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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