Roasted Potato and Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

*1-2 Sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)
*2-3 Yukon Gold (or Carola) potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)
*2-3 large Carrots (peeled and cut in half)
*1 small butternut squash, peeled, and cut into small-ish chunks
1 large onion
1 red bell pepper
1-2 Sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)
2-3 Yukon Gold (or Carola) potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)
2 cups of chicken stock (or water, or another liquid you like)
Seasoning: sweet curry powder (I used the regular curry mix from Penzey's, but you use whatever you like), salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, all to taste.

Preparation

1
Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are for roasting. I just coated them with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, covered with aluminum foil, and placed into a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees. I let it cook for about 45 minutes, just till it was soft.
2
Saute onions. Add spices and saute with onions. It's the turmeric in the curry powder that turns the onions a glowing yellowish color. The heat also makes the other spices (cumin and coriander) more fragrant and flavorful.
3
Add the other non-roasted ingredients and let cook for a while, till they're semi-soft.
4
Add the roasted veggies and let them all cook together for a while.
5
Blend it all together. I used an immersion blender, but you can use a regular blender, or a ricer, or a food mill. I like it a little on the rustic side, so not like a puree, not like baby food. Also, I tend to like these soups on the thicker side, but if you like them on the thinner side, just use more liquid when cooking.

 



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I'm a big fan of comfort food. This is definitely comforting. And delicious. And good for you. Warm and luscious and makes your day just melt away. Give it a try. Spice it up any which way you want. Ginger would be great here, as would a touch of cinnamon. But that's not the route I took. Here, I used two types of potatoes (sweet potatoes and regular creamy potatoes) and a butternut squash. Any squash would be great here as roasting brings out its sweetness.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 - 11:55am

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