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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Makes: 6 servings
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Ingredients
  • 1  medium  onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 3  tablespoons  butter
  • 2  teaspoons  red curry powder or curry powder
  • 2  teaspoons  grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1 14  ounce can  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4  cups  water
  • 1 1/2  pounds  butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes (4 cups)
  • 1 14  ounce can  unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2  cup  half-and-half or light cream
  • 1/3  cup  chopped fresh cilantro
  •  Fresh cilantro (optional)
Directions

1. In a large saucepan cook onion in hot butter over medium heat about 10 minutes or until tender and translucent. Stir in curry powder, ginger, and salt. Cook 30 seconds more.

2. Stir in chicken broth and water; bring to boiling. Add squash. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 40 minutes or until squash is tender.

3. Cool soup slightly. Transfer half the soup at a time to a blender or food processor. Blend or process until smooth. Return all soup to saucepan. Stir in coconut milk, half-and-half, and chopped cilantro. Heat through. Top with fresh cilantro. Makes 6 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (Curried Butternut Squash Soup)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 285,
  • Fat, total (g) 24,
  • chol. (mg) 23,
  • sat. fat (g) 19,
  • carb. (g) 18,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 10350,
  • vit. C (mg) 27,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 44,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 418,
  • Potassium (mg) 589,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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