Monday, September 29, 2014

Corn & Butternut Squash Chowder

My new favorite soup is Corn & Butternut Squash Chowder by Martha Stewart. I made this soup a few days ago with some Butternut Squash we got in our CSA share. It was sooo good! Just finished the last of it tonight for dinner. I didn't put any curry in it because I didn't want it to be too spicy for the kids and it still came out great! This recipe doubles easily if you have a large crowd.

Serves 4

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 
  • 1 1/2 lbs. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 5 cups) 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 box (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. curry powder 
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper 
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) vegetable broth 
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream 
In a large heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high; add squash and onion. Cook until onion is soft, about 6 minutes. Add corn and curry powder; cook until curry is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add broth and simmer until squash is tender, about 25 minutes. In a blender, blend 3/4 of the soup until smooth. Return to pot and stir in cream; heat through over medium-low (do not boil).