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    Surprisingly light (despite the cream) and quite comforting, this soup is a go-to winter indulgence, especially if you’ve got a crunchy baguette on hand (or some toast slices). When we were testing these recipes, we kept referring to this soup as “the one that’s like melted gelato.” That should tell you a lot about its texture. While you can squirrel fresh butternut squash chunks in the freezer to make this soup, you’ll need to make sure those pieces are about 1 inch each. The frozen cubes sold in bags are smaller than the fresh ones from the produce section (and so cook more quickly). One final note: This soup freezes well in small, individual containers that you can reheat for lunch or dinner

    Ingredients

    • 2 lbs frozen butternut squash (peeled, and seeded 1/2-1‑inch cubes )
    • 2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken)
    • 2 tsp stemmed fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
    • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg (or 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg)
    • 1/2 tsp table salt
    • 1 cup whole or low-­fat milk
    • 1/2 cup heavy or light cream ((but not “fat-­free” cream))
    • 4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick )
    • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 591 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 16 g 81.29%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 74 mg 24.76%
    • Sodium: 814 mg 33.92%
    • Calcium: 345 mg 34.46%
    • Potassium: 837 mg 23.92%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.43%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 79 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 18.9%
    • Sugar: 54 g
    • Protein: 10 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 502.43%
    • Vitamin C 80.75%
    • Vitamin D 4.73%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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