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Oct 23, 2007 05:27 PM

ISO: killer roasted butternut squash soup recipe

My other is having a nice 4 hour open hernia surgery on Friday morning. Since I will obviously be home with him this weekend, I want to get some good, homey cooking in...stuff that will stick with him but not be too hard to eat from a semi-laying down position (oh yeah, he is DRAMATIC). Anyone have a nice butternut squash soup recipe I can make for him? Or any other good ideas to keep me busy over the loooonnnngggg weekend? His main enemies are mayo, onions and peppers (bell not hot). I can usually sneak onions by him by caramelizing them and then whirring the hell out of them with my immersion blender. Hey, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Thanks Hounds!

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  1. Despite the inclusion of onions (they get pureed along with the squash), Ina Garten gives the recipe for her delicious butternut squash soup at:

    1. This is a great one also - I add a leek and a couple cloves of garlic to the pan, and puree it all together at the end.

      Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

      1. I don't have the recipe on me, but the silver palate's version of curried butternut squash and apple soup is pretty amazing!

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        1. re: chocolatstiletto

          Am not a huge SP fan but that recipe is indeed a winner. Oddly, the Ina Garten recipe BelleJo links to above is almost identical. Wonder who's been lifting from whom...

        2. I made the butternut squash soup recipe from the Daily Soup cookbook last week and it was fantastic. While I don't have it on hand (and it wasn't pureed, so I'm not sure if it would qualify for being very easy to eat), the best thing I gleaned was that a parmesan rind simmered in with the soup adds an amazing flavor dimension. You could probably do that for most of the recipes people post here to give it a bit of zing. A bit of grated parm thrown in for garnish is great too.

          1. Don't have a recipe but some bacon bits cooked until crisp first, then taken out whilst you cook and added again at the last minute (pre blending if necessary due to lying down, otherwise after) make all the difference. As does adding a small amount of cauliflower with the butternut - a few florets will do the job.