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Author Notes: A simple soup that is perfect for fall. With limited ingredients, this is easy to make and can be made with any kind of winter squash you have available - butternut, buttercup, winter, acorn, etc. —darcyeden
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 14.5 ounce cans of low-salt chicken broth (about 6 cups) or homemade chicken broth
- 8 cups 1-inch pieces of peeled buttercup squash
- 1 1/4 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
- 1 14/ teaspoons minced fresh sage
- Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add 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 or with an immersion blender. Return soup to same pot and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. The soup can be made 1 day ahead. Chill. Rewarm over medium heat before serving.
- This could easily be converted into a vegetarian recipe by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.