Squash soup

Had a couple acorn squash in the back of the fridge and wasn’t quite sure what to do with them until I remembered that squash soup I wanted to perfect!  And thus emerged my delicious squash soup. The first time around it was a little thick for my liking, so I used a lighter cream and increased the amount of broth. I added some freshly grated nutmeg and instead of pureeing the whole pot of soup, I only did half and it was less thick and more chunky 🙂

  • 2 acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery thinly chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups lite cream (5%)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place the squash cut sides down in a baking dish and add a little water. Cover with foil and bake 35-40 minutes or until tender. Cool.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add onion and celery and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until onion/celery is soft but not brown.
  3. Scrape the squash out of the flesh and add to onions/celery. Add the stock, cream and spices. Cook over moderate heat and stir occasionally about 25 minutes.
  4. Puree half the soup in a blender or food processor and add back to remaining mixture, stir well.
  5. Add soup to bowl and swirl with a dab of plain yogurt or sour cream.
Chunky acorn squash soup

Chunky acorn squash soup

You can also make this soup with other types of squash or even a baking pumpkin! ENJOY 🙂