Friday, February 24, 2012

Roasted Apple + Butternut Squash Soup

This soup is so easy and delicious and as a bonus, it is also super healthy.  It is full of vitamin rich squash, it's very low fat, and has a nice sweet flavor.  I topped my soup with a tablespoon of low fat sour cream.  It was the perfect accompaniment. 

Roasted Apple + Butternut Squash Soup {makes about 5 servings}
-5 heaping cups of butternut squash, cut into large pieces {I'/ lazy so I just used 2 bags of pre-cut squash from Trader Joe's}
-1 large apple, cut into large pieces
-1 large onion, cut into large pieces
-6 cups of vegetable broth
-1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
-1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
-salt, pepper, and about a tablespoon of olive oil

1. Set the oven at 400 degrees and lay the squash pieces, apple pieces, and onion pieces out onto a large baking sheet.  Sprinkle the cinnamon, ginger, a little salt and pepper, and one tablespoon olive oil over the squash, apple, and onion,  Use a large spoon or your hands to toss all together.
2. Roast for about 45 minutes.
3. Remove pan from oven and dump everything into a large soup pot.  Cover with 6 cups of vegetable stock and simmer for about 20 minutes.  
4. Turn off the heat and allow the soup to cool for a little before blending.  If I have time, I like for the soup to completely cool before I blend.  Blending hot liquids can be a little risky...if you decide to blend while the soup is still hot, crack open the lid of the blender and cover with a dish towel.  This will allow steam to escape and will prevent the soup from popping the lid off the blender....and burning you in the face {I had this happen once, it is not fun :)}.
5. Serve with sour cream on top and/or with a few crackers.


p.s. If you are looking to lose a few pounds before Spring, this recipe is Love Food: Lose Weight approved!

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