Butternut-Pear Soup Recipe

Butternut-Pear Soup Recipe
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Butternut-Pear Soup
Denise Woodward and Laudalino Ferreira

Butternut-Pear Soup

I find that butternut squash is one of the most versatile squash out there. I use them in everything from soups to baked goods; they can be sweet or savory. I love their rich color and firm texture.

This vegetarian soup recipe is rich; you don’t need much more to make a complete meal. A little bread and a simple salad, and you have the perfect meatless meal.

4
Servings
158
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped roughly
  • One 1 ½-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes
  • 1 pear, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the butternut squash and pear, stir, and cook over low heat until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. 

Add the garlic and the thyme, stir, and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock, increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a medium boil. Stir and cover. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 45 minutes.

Remove from heat and let rest for 15 minutes. Purée in batches in a food processor. Return to the pot and gently reheat over medium-low heat for 10 minutes and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
64µg
71%
Calcium, Ca
137mg
14%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
8mg
1%
Sodium, Na
460mg
31%

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