Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Thursday, September 15, 2011

This is a lovely sweet, yet not too sweet, soup with a hint of mild spice. Butternut squash and pears make a wonderful combination, and both flavors are evident in this warming fall and winter soup.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 pound butternut squash (about half a medium squash), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 ripe medium Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Preparation:

Heat oil on medium heat in Dutch oven or soup pot. Gently saute onions until softened—about 5 minutes. Add curry powder and stir, sauteing for 1 minute. Add butternut squash and pear pieces. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until squash and pear are tender. Transfer soup to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, working in two batches if necessary.

Serves 6

Per Serving: Calories 119, Calories from Fat 17,total Fat 1.9g (sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 38mg, Carbohydrate 23g, Fiber 3.2g, Protein 2.5g


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