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Butternut-Pear Soup

The flavor of pears is wonderful with earthy squash. Another great combo? This soup plus a grilled cheese sandwich make a cozy, comforting lunch.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 55 mins
  • servings: 6
Photography: Johnny Miller

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced large
  • 1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, seeded, and diced large
  • 2 pears, peeled and diced large
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Chopped fresh chives, for serving

Cook's Note

To store, refrigerate, up to 5 days.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cook until translucent, 6 minutes. Add squash, pears, and 4 cups water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until squash is soft, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    In batches, fill a blender halfway with soup and puree with yogurt until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids), transferring to a clean pot as you work. Season with salt and pepper; serve with chives and a drizzle of olive oil.

Source
Everyday Food, December 2012

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Reviews (2)

  • suspiro 14 Feb, 2014

    Bland, bland, bland. Of course. It's squash, pears and water. Unimpressed.

  • Happy_Birthday_Dr_Seuss 14 Jan, 2013

    Butternut-Pear Soup
    Russell's Brunch
    Nutritious and Delicious!