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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger and Quinoa

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a healthy and complete winter food. For thicker soup, add a cubed potato with the squash. Also good served with some sour cream or yogurt."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 244
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil together in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, butternut squash, ginger, and cumin to onion and simmer over medium heat until squash is very soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Pour squash mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Season soup with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring salted water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir 1 tablespoon butter into cooked quinoa and season with salt. Spoon quinoa into soup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 244 calories; 8.1 40.1 6 10 65 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Excellent recipe! Not too thick at all, as mentioned in other review. I thought the proportions were perfect. What I like even more is that this soup has a thick, creamy consistency, without usi...

Most helpful critical review

Cumin and squash were not a good combo in our opinion.

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Excellent recipe! Not too thick at all, as mentioned in other review. I thought the proportions were perfect. What I like even more is that this soup has a thick, creamy consistency, without usi...

Didn't have fresh ginger, so I substituted 1/2 t. of ginger powder.

Not need to make any changes to recipe. It is a delicious soup!

Cumin and squash were not a good combo in our opinion.

Tried it but too thick needs less quinoa definitely takes much longer than 10 minutes to prepare. Probably 1/2 an hour getting squash ready

Cooked my butternut squash in the crock pot and it made scooping the seeds and meat simple! Then I just puréed everything in my blender and put it in a pot. Didn't have fresh ginger, so I used a...

I made this with the traditional mire poix of onions, celery, carrots and few garlic cloves and the ginger and used a roasted garlic broth and nutmeg roasted butternut squash, cooked everything ...

This soup was amazing. With or without the quinoa.

Good - but I feel too much cumin. Next time I'm going to put only 1/2 tsp - it overpowered the taste of the squash.