Monday, July 18, 2011

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

I make this soup when I want something hearty but light in fat and calories.  It makes a great side dish or add a salad and bread for a main meal.  After spending the last week testing dessert recipes, I thought my body could use a break.  This soup feels healthy, healing and comforting any time of the year.  Bon Appetite. 

Hot steaming soup is the perfect comfort food

1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 yellow or sweet onion, diced
4-6c chicken stock
Nutmeg & cinnamon to taste
Salt & pepper to taste

1. Saute onion with a little oil or butter  in the bottom of a stockpot over medium until onions are soft.
2. Add squash and just cover with chicken stock.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes or until squash is very tender.
2. Blend squash in a blender and return to pot or use an immersion blender.
3. Add nutmeg and cinnamon to taste.  Serve with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream if desired.

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