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Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage Soup

Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage Soup

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 3 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 18 m
Minnesota_Girl

Minnesota_Girl

Fall is my favorite time of year because I can make this soup. It's filling and delicious! There are many ways to customize the ingredients to suit your tastes. Sometimes I used flavored rice, depending on what I have on hand. Also, add more or less chicken broth to make the soup's thickness fit your liking.

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  • Calories:
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1173 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pour 1 cup of water into 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Place the butternut squash into the prepared baking dish, cut side down.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until squash is easily pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place the rice and remaining 1 cup of water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is fluffy, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Mix in the turkey sausage; cook until crumbly and evenly browned. Drain any excess fat. Stir in the cooked rice and corn.
  6. Scoop out cooked squash and place in a blender or bowl of a food processor. Discard squash peels. Pour chicken broth into the blender or bowl of a food processor with the squash. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  7. Stir squash mixture into the sausage mixture until well blended. Season with pepper, and salt to taste. If desired, stir in the heavy cream. Simmer soup over medium heat until heated through, about 15 minutes, but do not boil.
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naples34102
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naples34102

10/22/2008

I was skeptical about the sausage in here, but just curious enough to give it a try. Not a fan of the corn called for, I substituted chopped celery and added some minced garlic. I don't use turkey sausage, so I used Italian sausage instead. As it browned I added a good glug of Chardonnay. Both the garlic and the wine, I believe, contributed to what might have otherwise been a "flat" tasting soup. Once the soup was done, I was not happy with how thin it was, so I cooked another cup of rice in chicken broth, added that to the soup, and it was MUCH better. I garnished it with a squirt of mascarpone cheese and fresh chives. I like this! It's different!

sunnytummy
11

sunnytummy

1/19/2009

Blended squash with cream of chicken soup and added skim milk to thin. Cooked sausage with onions, fresh garlic, celery and red wine as advised by other reviewers. Seasoned meat mixture with southwest seasoning, cumin, basil, flaked chili peppers and cayenne b/c I couldn't find spicy turkey sausage then added to squash mixture. This soup was absolutely delicious.

Daisy Mae
10

Daisy Mae

11/14/2008

I thought this was very tasty, but I did make some changes. I added some minced garlic, used brown rice plus more than a 1/2 cup to thicken up the soup. I used sweet turkey sausage and sauted it in chardonnay and topped off the soup with some mascarpone cheese as suggested by otehr reviewers. My hubby liked it as well...I will be making this again as butternut squash is my favorite. thanks Dena!

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