Butternut Squash Curry Soup


Leland was my sous chef for
Thanksgiving – such a great helper!

The first time I tried this soup, our neighbors brought it over as the first course to a Thanksgiving dinner, and I loved it. There is something about the heat of the curry to contrast the squash flavor that makes me love to make this dish.  I have to say that butternut squash isn’t my favorite squash to work with, but every once in a while you can find it canned. (Trader Joe’s is one place I have seen it.) Feel free to save this extra step and wow your guests! 

Cooking in my Parents Kitchen





Ingredients:
3 tbsp unsalted butter
3 cups onions – chopped
3 cups baked butternut squash
6 cups unsalted chicken broth
1 1/2 tbsp curry
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp honey
1 cup half-and-half
Salt
Pepper

Directions:


Cook Squash. (Slice in half; Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees, or microwave for 12 minutes) 










Scoop out seeds, discard. Take skin off and save the squash. 







In a large saute pan, melt butter and saute the onion until soft.


Add squash and chicken stock. Puree the onions, squash, and stock.  Add curry, and nutmeg.  


Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust salt and pepper.  (If you are watching your weight, feel free to skip the half-and-half.) 

Add cream and adjust seasoning.  (if you have time allow to simmer for longer.) 

Enjoy this creamy and comforting dish!



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