Silky Butternut Squash Soup

From America's Test Kitchen Season 6: Cooking with Squash

Why this recipe works:

In our butternut squash soup recipe, we got the most flavor out of our squash by sautéing shallots and butter with the reserved squash seeds and fibers, simmering the mixture in water, and then using the liquid to steam the unpeeled squash (thereby avoiding the difficult task of peeling raw… read more

In our butternut squash soup recipe, we got the most flavor out of our squash by sautéing shallots and butter with the reserved squash seeds and fibers, simmering the mixture in water, and then using the liquid to steam the unpeeled squash (thereby avoiding the difficult task of peeling raw squash). To complete our butternut squash soup recipe, we peeled the squash when cooled, then pureed it with the reserved steaming liquid for a perfectly smooth texture.

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Makes 1 1/2 quarts, serving 4 to 6

If you don’t own a folding steamer basket, a pasta pot with a removable pasta insert works well. Some nice garnishes for the soup are freshly grated nutmeg, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, a sprinkle of paprika, or Buttered Cinnamon-Sugar Croutons (see related recipe).

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