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Classic Butternut Squash Soup

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Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot.
  2. Add carrot, celery and onion.
  3. Cook until vegetables have begun to soften and onion turns translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in butternut squash, thyme, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until squash is fork-tender, about 30 minutes.
  6. Use an immersion blender to purée soup.
  7. Alternatively, let the soup cool slightly and carefully purée in batches in an upright blender.

This recipe was originally published on September 13, 2016

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