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A creamy soup of butternut squash with butter-fried sage.
"This is a great recipe. It is simple and allows for the cook to experiment with tiny additions without completely worrying about the overall recipe (because it is so simple). I recommend using yams/sweet potato instead of regular potatoes. Or, a slight variation I have made includes the addition of a teaspoon of curry powder."- CristianP
1. Melt the 3 tablespoons butter in a large pot. Add chopped onions and sautee for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent.
2. Add potatoes, squash, paprika and broth. Bring to a boil and then turn down, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
3. Remove soup from the heat. If you prefer a thicker soup, remove and reserve about 1 cup of liquid from the pot. Puree the soup with a hand blender or upright blender until smooth. Add reserved liquid to thin soup if desired.
4. Add the cream and stir. Return soup to heat and warm over medium heat, do not boil rapidly. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. Put 1 tablespoon butter in a pan and fry sage over medium-high to high heat until leaves are crisp and the butter is browned. Garnish the soup bowls with sage leaves and if desired, sprinkle soups decoratively with the browned sage butter.
d9nmcs 3 weeks agoSimply outstanding! I have made this before but haven't been able to incorporate the sage butter prior to this preparation. It makes a great recipe positively phenomenal! As a side note: if you don't have potatoes you can use turnip, parsnip, carrot or any root vegetable for a nice variation.
tiffanyhernandez 8 months agoDelicious
Fergcx1 8 months agoThis turned out great. I decided to caramelize the onions which took about 30 min--this really added a sweetness and extra flavor. I used a 1.5 lb squash and a sweet potato which required 4 cups of broth to cover. I also skipped the sage part and just added a dash or two of dried.
PaulHomeChef 9 months agoAmazing as is! Used sage powder instead. Was just as good on day 4
Valerie411 10 months agoGreat soup for a rainy day!
agnewman85 10 months agoGreat tasting cream based soup. Excellent autumn tide fair.
elaineg1113 10 months ago
agneslewicki 11 month ago
binarydandy 1 year ago
Cooks4two 1 year agoThis recipe is really excellent. I skip the sage. I don't worry about using only a lb of squash. I just get a avg size squash and use the whole thing. Just use more broth (enough to just cover squash. Love that I didn't have to roast the squash first. Definitely doable on a weekender. Takes about 45