Thursday, October 11, 2012

Winter Squash Soup

 It's that time of year for all things involving winter squash and pumpkin. I've made this tasty soup twice in the last 2 weeks. I've also made pumpkin muffins twice and want to try this recipe for pumpkin cinnamon rolls next.  This recipe is adapted from one I found on Cooking Light. It's pretty much like my butternut squash soup that I usually make just with the addition of acorn squash and smoked paprika. 

8 ounces carrot, chopped 
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 (1-pound) butternut squash, peeled and cut into (1/2-inch) cubes 
1 cup chopped yellow onion 
1 (8-ounce) acorn squash, quartered 
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Madras curry powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth 
1/4-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons Greek yogurt 
6 teaspoons honey

1. Preheat oven to 500°.
2. Arrange the first 5 ingredients on a jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with pepper. Toss. Roast at 500° for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, turning once. Cool for 10 minutes. Peel acorn squash; discard skin.
3. Combine vegetable mixture, 2 cans of chicken broth, curry powder, paprika, and red pepper in a food processor; pulse to desired consistency. Scrape mixture into a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in remaining broth; bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, and stir in salt. Combine yogurt and honey, stirring well. Serve with soup.

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