Friday, January 27, 2012

Butternut Squash Soup

I love this soup, it is very filling and tastes really creamy despite it's healthy ingredients!  This is a recipe I slightly tweaked from a weight watchers cookbook.  Enjoy!

Butternut Squash Soup

1 (2-2 1/2 pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3-5 slices of Canadian bacon, or 2 regular slices of bacon
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
Freshly ground pepper

Place the squash in a steamer basket; set in a large saucepan, over 1 inch of boiling water.  Cover and steam until tender, about 15 minutes.  (I also love to use the ready to cook, all chopped up butternut squash you can get in the Costco refrigerator section.)

In a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil.  Saute the onion and bacon until the onion is golden, about 5 minutes.  Add the squash and broth; bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the squash is very soft, 10-15 minutes.

Transfer the squash mixture to a food processor; puree.  Pour into serving dish and add pepper to taste. 

1 comment:

Katie said...

I'm lovin' your new blog.

Can't wait for your recipes.