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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Weekend Cooking: Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Puree

I came across Campbell's Butternut Squash soup at the grocery store and was excited to try it because I love butternut squash. I wanted to make it more hearty to serve as a meal so I tossed in some extra ingredients that took this soup from simple to gourmet with little effort.

Into the pot went the soup, a can on cannellini beans, some pre-cooked and shredded chicken, a little bit of chicken stock and some dried thyme. After heating in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour, I removed the soup and stirred in some white cheddar cheese.

Finally, I topped it off with a roasted red pepper puree recipe that I found online. I used jarred roasted red peppers for ease. Just toss some peppers, a little olive oil, some minced garlic and some crushed red pepper flakes in to the food processor and blend. Then, just stir into your soup.
This soup turned out as one of my favorites. I was very pleased with how it all came together and definitely want to make it again. It was the perfect comfort dish to for a cold, winter day.

Happy Cooking!
Rebecca
This post is linked up to Weekend Cooking, a weekly meme hosted by Beth at Beth Fish Reads.

14 comments:

  1. That certainly does sound great for a cold day. I spied your lively Le Creuset pot in the photos...I love this brand and dutch ovens are so useful.
    Have a great day!

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  2. Not only does this sound delicious and easy, but it looks pretty with its yellow and red. Perfect for a chilly evening.

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  3. Oh yum that sounds delicious. We're in the middle of a heat wave and summer has just arrived ... might pin this one for winter :)
    Love your Le Creuset pot, maybe Santa will put one under the tree for me lol

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  4. This looks delicious and easy enough for a work night! I'm definitely bookmarking this. Thanks.

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  5. I have a bunch of squashes from my CSA that I need to use up. I'd thought of soup but not of red pepper puree -- that sounds like a fabulous addition!

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  6. This is a perfect way to turn an ordinary canned soup into something special; what a great idea.

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  7. great idea for upscaling soup. love the garnish of the red pepper puree. must remember that.

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  8. Lovely post - great way to do soup. Have a great week.

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  9. What a great idea to dress up canned soup. I haven't tried this kind of Campbell's yet.

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  10. I love that you dressed up canned soup!

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  11. I love how simple this looks, and it seems like the perfect way to get a bright! taste with some spice and warmth thrown in. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Your soup looks so good. What a great idea to embellish a simple can of Campbells!

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  13. That sounds delicious! I love soup.

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  14. I just made Butternut Squash Soup for the first time this year. It was wonderful!

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