Delicata Squash Soup

A CREAMY SOUP MADE FROM DELICATA SQUASH, THE PERFECT COMFORT FOOD – DELICATA SQUASH SOUP

Delicate squash also known as peanut squash or sweet potato squash.

Depending on bowl or cup size 2 to 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 delicata squash
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth or Vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 4 dried sage leaves (crushed)
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
       * Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
       * Wash the outside of your squash and cut in half
       * Scoop out the seeds (clean and save for toasting)
       * Place your squash pulp side down in a baking pan with 1/8 to 1/4 inch water
       * Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until fork tender, cool to handle
       * Melt butter and saute your onions in a large sauce pan
       * Scoop out your squash pulp, add to your onions, and mix together
       * Add your chicken broth and half and half to the onions/squash mixture
       * Add your spices, simmer
       * Cook over low to medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, breaking up the larger chunks            of squash
      * In your blender, slow pour your soup mixture in
      * With the lid on but not the clear pour lid (I put my hand gingerly over the hole)                    blend on low until smooth
      * Pour soup back into the saucepan
      * Heat for about 5 more minutes to marry  flavors
     *  Place in bowls/cuts Garnish with Toasted seeds. Sour Cream, Italian Parsley

 

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