Squash Soup

Squash Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
 

Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or Driftless sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3-4 ribs celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced (optional)
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled & cubed
  • 1 quart veggie or chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream (optional)
  • ½ cup orange juice or apple cider (optional)
  • ½ – 1 tsp. 5 spice powder or garam masala (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. In a heavy bottomed soup pot, heat butter/oil & sauté onions & celery for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic & ginger (if using) & stir for a couple minutes.
  3. Add cubed squash & stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer until squash is soft, about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Puree until smooth. Add cream/juice/cider if you wish & whatever seasonings you care to add, tasting as you go.
  5. Return to a simmer & serve.