Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup
This satisfying soup made with sweet, caramelized roasted butternut squash is finished on the stovetop, but the flavor is built in the oven.
Why This Recipe Works
Instead of onions, which imparted a sharp taste to our Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup, we switched to shallots, which have a sweeter, milder flavor. Rather than start the soup’s base of shallots and chicken broth on the stovetop, we cooked the two elements in the oven. We started by tossing chopped shallots with oil and the squash. Once the vegetables browned, we added a bit of broth to deglaze the roasting pan and popped it back in the oven to reduce the broth and concentrate the flavor. Only after pureeing the soup in the blender did we turn on the stove and heat everything through.
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