Winter Squash Soup with Parmesan Croutons

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 509.0
  • Total Fat: 18.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,144.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 76.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 13.1 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    4 large garlic cloves, chopped
    3 cups vegetable broth
    3 cups mushroom broth
    4 cups 1-inch pieces peeled butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
    4 cups 1-inch pieces peeled acorn squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
    1 1/4 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
    1 1/4 teaspoons minced fresh sage
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/8 cup whipping cream
    2 tsp sugar

    2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
    24 1/4-inch-thick baguette bread slices
    1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
    1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
    1 teaspoon minced fresh sage


For soup: Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add all broth, all squash and herbs; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until squash is very tender, about 20 minutes.

Working in batches, puree soup in blender. Return soup to same pot. Stir in cream and sugar; bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill. Rewarm over medium heat before serving.)

For croutons: Preheat broiler. Butter 1 side of each bread slice. Arrange bread, buttered side up, on baking sheet. Broil until golden, about 1 minute. Turn over. Sprinkle cheese, then thyme and sage over. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil until cheese melts, about 1 minute. Ladle soup into bowls. Top each with croutons and serve.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JEPAROO.