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Golden Squash and Cheddar Soup

No recipe image available.A delicious, creamy purée of butternut squash soup with cheddar cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 to 3 1/2 pounds butternut squash
3 1/2 cups sliced leeks (white and light green portions)
2 tablespoons butter
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 3/4 cups shredded Wisconsin Mild Cheddar cheese
1 3/4 cups sour cream
2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Halve squash lengthwise. Place cut sides down on baking sheet. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until tender, about 40 minutes. Remove and discard seeds; scoop out pulp.
  2. In 3 quart saucepan, cook leeks in butter over low heat until wilted, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add broth, thyme, pepper and squash pulp; mix.
  4. Blend until smooth in two batches.
  5. Return to saucepan. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted; do not boil.
  7. To serve, ladle in bowls; garnish with sour cream, the remaining cheese and the green onions.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.