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Leah's Butternut Squash Soup by

http://www.skinnymom.com/2013/10/30/skinny-butternut-squash-soup/

Ingredients

Prep time: 40 minutes

Cook time: 4 hours on high, 8 hours on low

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1.5 cups





4 lb butternut squash
3 apples
1 sweet onion
32 oz can reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1 Tbsp rosemary + garlic seasoning
tsp salt
tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Optional*:
reduced-fat sour cream
fresh chives, chopped
*Optional ingredients are not included in nutrition calculations.

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.Place butternut squash in microwave for 2-3 minutes to soften squash before slicing.
3.Slice the squash lengthwise down the center from top to bottom.
4.Scoop out seeds from squash.
5.Slice onion down center.
6.Spray a roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray.
7.Place squash halves and onion onto roasting pan. Sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil.
8.Bake squash and onions in oven for 35-40 minutes.
9.Remove squash and onions and allow to cool.
10.Peel and dice apples and add to crock pot.
11.After squash and onions have cooled, remove skin and chop squash. Add to crock pot. Dice onions and add to crock pot.
12.Add chicken broth, rosemary + garlic blend, salt and pepper to crock pot.
13.Stir all ingredients to mix and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
14.After squash has cooked, remove bay leaves and using an immersion blender or blender, blend to desired consistency.
15.To serve, top with a Tbsp of light sour cream and fresh chives (optional).

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