Buttercup Squash Soup With Sage
- Project Overview
- 1 small buttercup squash, about 2 pounds
- 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 scant teaspoon salt
- dash black pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- additional salt and pepper, to taste
- shredded Parmesan cheese or Greek yogurt, for garnish
Heat oven to 375°. Peel the squash with a vegetable peeler, scoop out seeds, and cut into 1/2 to 1-inch dice. Toss the squash cubes with the chopped onion, 1 scant teaspoon of salt, a dash of pepper, and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Spread out in a large baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, until tender and lightly browned.
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add celery and sage and cook, stirring, until celery is just tender. Add chicken broth and the roasted vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue cooking for about 30 minutes, until vegetables are very tender. Taste and add salt and pepper. Carefully blend in small batches. Serve topped with grated parmesan or Greek yogurt.