Butternut Squash Soup

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 1h 15m
  • Rating ****

Makes 8 servings

This lovely autumnal soup is flavored with orange and garnished with apple slices.


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cups 1-inch slices leeks (white part only; 2 leeks)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onions (2 ounces)
  • 2 carrots, sliced (8 ounces)
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch wedges (4 ounces)
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks (2 pounds)
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 7 cups Vegetable Broth or Chicken Stock, plus more if necessary
  • 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 8 teaspoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 green or red apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (4 ounces)
  • 8 sprigs fresh chervil


In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the leeks,

onions, carrots, apple wedges, squash, thyme, bay leaf, allspice, cinnamon,

and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the

vegetables begin to soften. Add the broth. Bring to a boil over high heat,

reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, for about 45

minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the thyme sprig and bay

leaf and let the soup cool for 15 minutes.

In a blender or food processor, process the soup to a smooth

consistency. (This may have to be done in batches.) Return to the pot, stir

in the orange juice concentrate, and reheat gently, adjusting the

consistency by adding more broth if necessary.

Ladle the soup into heated soup bowls and garnish each with a

teaspoon of yogurt, a couple of apple slices, and a sprig of chervil.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Broadway Books. All rights reserved.

RecID 1629

nutrition information per serving

153 calories; 2g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 643mg sodium; 29g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 8g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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