Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup

February 2007
Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Cook: 55 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash (about 2-3/4 pounds), halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus more for brushing
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 large yellow-fleshed potato, such as Yukon gold (about 8 ounces), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup caramelized onions
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley or chives
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the cut sides of the squash and the garlic cloves with the olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Place the squash cut sides down on the baking sheet, tucking the garlic cloves and thyme into the squash cavities. Roast until tender, about 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the potato in a medium saucepan and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a low boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. When the squash is cool enough to handle, remove and discard the peel and the thyme. cut the squash into large pieces. In a blender, working in batches, puree the squash, garlic cloves, potato and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a medium saucepan, heat the soup over medium-low heat until warmed through. Divide among 4 serving bowls and top with the yogurt, onions and parsley.
Tip Sweeten the deal
  • Use a large apple in place of the potato.
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