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Acorn Squash + Pasta Soup

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  • Jan 28 2013

  • Posted by: Candice

Need a heartwarming way to roast and slurp to stay warm during the cold months? Here’s a perfect soup for you to cook up for those holiday memories.

Enjoy my loveys! + Stay warm xx ck

Acorn Squash + Pasta Soup
2 medium acorn squash (about 1 1/2 pounds each), split, peeled, seeded and quartered
2 tbsp. butter
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1 cup grated carrot
1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
8 oz. Small Shells (or your favorite small pasta shape), uncooked
Topping (optional):
2/3 Cup Greek yogurt

Cook squash in one inch of water in covered saucepan for 15 minutes, or until tender. Remove squash and allow to cool. Place squash back in pot. Add margarine, onion, carrots, sugar, mace, ginger and cinnamon. Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until vegetables are tender.

Add 3 cups of the broth to pot and puree all in a blender or food processor (or using a handheld blender). Return to the pot and add remaining three cups of broth. Bring to a boil and add pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until pasta is done. Put dollop of sour cream on top of each bowl of soup. Serve hot.
NOTE: If soup is too thick, thin with additional chicken broth.

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Makes 5 servings. Per serving: 395 calories, 5.5 g total fat, <1 g saturated fat, 74 g carbohydrate, 13 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 764mg sodium.


  • http://myphiladelphiablog.blogspot.com/ Janna

    I like this recipe a lot. I’ve done a Greek burger where I put a lot of chopped spinach and a little feta with low fat turkey and they come out great…except once I think I overdid it with the spinach and they were green!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614665500 Candice Kumai

      Thanks Janna! I’m going to have to try your suggestion xx cku00a0

      • Janinak

        halo candice!yJou com tu stamfjaninaord ok.janina

  • http://myphiladelphiablog.blogspot.com/ Janna

    I like this recipe a lot. I’ve done a Greek burger where I put a lot of chopped spinach and a little feta with low fat turkey and they come out great…except once I think I overdid it with the spinach and they were green!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614665500 Candice Kumai

      Thanks Janna! I’m going to have to try your suggestion xx ck 

      • Janinak

        halo candice!yJou com tu stamfjaninaord ok.janina

  • http://www.theactorsdiet.com/ Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

    just saw the show. u00a0please come cook for me!

  • http://www.theactorsdiet.com/ Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

    just saw the show.  please come cook for me!

  • http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/ Ambitiouskitchen

    I love that you can use Turkey with these. I might try adding some quinoa for fun texture!

  • http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/ Ambitiouskitchen

    I love that you can use Turkey with these. I might try adding some quinoa for fun texture!

  • Jetska Kahanek

    so how many calories, carbs, sugar per serving and whats the serving size?

  • Jetska Kahanek

    so how many calories, carbs, sugar per serving and whats the serving size?