Dinner Made Easy

butter nut squashEasy Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 12 – ounce package refrigerated cubed butternut squash, such as Green Giant brand or Marketside (Walmart brand)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 14 1/2 – ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 12 – ounce can evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Fresh thyme sprig (optional)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour contents of the butternut squash package into a 2-quart microwave-safe baking dish with a lid. Add 2 tablespoons water. Cover. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 3 minutes more. Stir again. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) about 2 minutes more or until squash is very tender. Using a pastry blender or potato masher, mash squash.
  2. Meanwhile, in a heavy medium saucepan cook onion in hot butter until tender, stirring frequently.
  3. In a food processor or blender combine cooked onions, mashed squash, broth, evaporated milk, brown sugar, salt, the 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and the white pepper. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Return soup to the saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until heated through. If desired, garnish with thyme and freshly grated nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 189 cal., 6 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 15 mg chol., 606 mg sodium, 26 g

carb. (3 g fiber, 16 g sugars), 9 g pro.
Recipe courtesy of: DiabeticLiving.com
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