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At last, Squash Soup

At last we are making the roasted butternut squash soup.

My Wonderful s-i-l gave me a recipe over the phone. We’re leaving out the Madeira she suggested because we don’t have any.

Here’s how it goes:

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

3 butternut squash, good-sized
3 small onions
2 apples
1 stick butter
chicken broth
1 tsp dried sage or fresh sage to taste
salt (just a smidgen)
olive oil (smattering)

Split the squash down the middle and scoop out the seeds. Brush the surface of the squash with olive oil. Roast at 375 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop onions and apples.
Melt butter slowly in pan, add onions and cook slowly until translucent, then add sage and apples, cooking until apples are soft. (I assume the Madeira would come in somewhere here.)

When squash is roasted and has had a chance to cool, scoop out the flesh, leaving the skin.

Puree the squash, apples and onions in food processor, using chicken broth to thin to the desired texture.

Heat through in soup pot.

(Do lots of dishes.)


9 thoughts on “At last, Squash Soup”

  1. I imagine the quantity of Madiera would be a “Julia Child serving” along with the smattering and the smidgen 🙂
    or maybe a glub glub.
    I bet the squash soup was good. I want to try it.

  2. Hope you are feeling better.
    I’m so grateful for this recipe, btw! I have a humungous squash I used for a thanksgiving display at church and wasnt sure what to do with until now. Every other recipe started with “peel the squash” – I dont THINK so! Having peeled a squash once, I’m taking that off my list of things I’m ever going to do again…

  3. I love winter squash. I love butternut squash soup. I am excited to try this recipe. The last one I did was one I made up two weeks ago: roasted squash, veggie brother, carrot, onion, spices, and brown rice, pureed with my submersible hand blender (thank you Jesus for the SHB!). It turned out VERY yummy, but looked a little like puke. I recommend keeping the rice out..but maybe serve with rice on the side or even turn all fancy-schmancy by serving soup over rice or something.

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