Creamy Winter Squash Soup with Herbed Crostini

  • Servings: 12
Creamy Winter Squash Soup with Herbed Crostini

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced (2 teaspoons)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 stems fresh rosemary
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 pounds buttercup, butternut, Hubbard, or kabocha squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock, plus more if needed
  • 2 cups water, plus more if needed
  • Herbed Crostini

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a medium stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Place rosemary and sage on a small square of cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen string. Stir in the herb sachet, squash, potatoes, stock, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes. Discard herb sachet. Let cool slightly.

  3. Working in batches, puree soup in a blender until smooth. Adjust to desired consistency with stock or water. (Soup can be made up to 2 days ahead; warm over low heat.) Season with salt and pepper. Serve with crostini.

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