Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup

Ingredients

4 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 large shallots, peeled and halved

1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced

2 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons (1-inch) slices fresh chives

Cracked black pepper (optional)

  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a roasting pan or jelly-roll pan; toss well. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Cool 10 minutes.

3. Place half of squash mixture and half of broth in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan. Repeat procedure with remaining squash mixture and broth. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Top with chives and pepper, if desired.

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