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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, by , is from The Froelich Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Chef Dan Froelich
Added: Thursday, August 27, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 celery rib, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fine-quality extra-virgin olive oil (preferably Tuscan) plus additional for drizzling
1 lb winter squash such as butternut, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 lb boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 whole fresh peperoncino (small hot Italian green pepper) or 3/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
3 1/2 cups boiling water plus additional for thinning
1 crisp amaretto (Italian almond macaroon), finely crushed (2 tablespoons)

Directions:
Directions:
Cook celery, carrot, and onion in 2 tablespoons oil in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Add squash, potatoes, peperoncino, and sea salt. Stir in 3 1/2 cups boiling water and simmer, covered, until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes.
Remove and discard peperoncino (if using pepper flakes, leave in soup). Purée soup in batches in a blender (use caution when blending hot liquids), adding more water to thin to desired consistency.

Serve soup drizzled with additional oil and sprinkled with amaretto crumbs.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 cups

 

 

 

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