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All you need to make this simple autumn meal is a single pot, a hot stovetop, and someone to set the table.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2011
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Cook's Notes

Delicately crunchy fried sage is an easy finishing touch for this soup, as well as sweet potatoes, white beans, and pasta with butter and Parmesan. Heat 1 cup vegetable oil in a medium pot over high until shimmering. Add sage leaves, 2 to 3 at a time, and fry until crisp, 10 to 12 seconds. Drain on paper towels. Store in an airtight container, up to 2 days.

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  • marygallo64
    11 DEC, 2018
    I have been using this recipe as a base for my squash soup ever since it was published in Eating Well. I love the cayenne pepper because to brightens the soup, yet warms the end taste. I don't use quite as much because at the time my children were young. But now, I use full strength. And since I am allergic to shrimp (and only shrimp), I use bay scallops. My family goes crazy for it.
    • marygallo64
      11 DEC, 2018
      I also oven roast the squash with a little salt, a lot of fresh cracked pepper and olive oil. It makes the soup so velvety you dont need sour cream.
  • jaf10514
    10 MAY, 2015
    I'm serving it cold. Think it will work?
  • mwarnerpdx
    3 OCT, 2013
    I've been making this soup and variations of it for the past year. This soup is delicious and savory, always a crowd pleaser.
  • hmg
    9 DEC, 2011
    This soup was absolutely delicious. Easy to prepare. Everyone wanted seconds. I plan on serving this soup on a regular basis, but I will need to make a double batch.

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