Sunday, September 06, 2009

Gingered Squash and Pear Soup

I found this recipe while browsing through a Woman's Day magazine and it sounded really yummy. I love butternut squash soups and even though you can make a really tasty soup with just the squash, I'm always up for fun variations on it. This was easy and pretty quick to make and tasted really good. The original recipe calls for topping it off with sour cream, but both Steve and I decided that it tasted much better without it.

Not only is it yummy, it's very healthy. We've been slacking off lately with our eating habits but we're getting back into things now so hopefully more of these posts will be not only delicious but good for you too!

Gingered Squash and Pear Soup


  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 2 Pears
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion
  • salt and pepper
  • optional - sour cream

First assemble all of your ingredients

Peel, seed, and cut your squash

Dice up your onion

Grate your ginger

Peel, core, and cube your pears

In a pan heat up your oil. Add your onion and ginger and cook until soft

Next add squash


and broth, salt, and pepper.

Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes or until squash is tender.

Puree with a blender or stick blender.

Throw in some sour cream if you wish.

Enjoy!! :)

Nutrition - Makes 8 servings- these numbers do not include sour cream
Carbs: 21.6g
Fat: 5.8g
Protein: 2.1g


Anonymous said...

Instead of garnishing with pumpkin seeds, try roasted sage leaves. Could probably do it in the leftover oil after you do the onions. Get it good and hot and throw the leaves in for a few secs on each side. They'll be crispy and break apart nice once you start eating the soup - I got some:D.


kimberly said...

The pear is useful in weight loss diets, including food, fiber maintains its fullness and cleanses the body, also have many vitamin and potassium. SO the pear is one of the fruits with more properties and is very easy to find it. Just go at supermarket and you will have varieties to shoose from.

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