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Sweet Potato and Squash Soup

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This velvety sweet potato and squash soup makes a wonderful holiday lunch. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium Yukon gold potato, peeled and diced
  • 6 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp fat-free sour cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives

Preparation:

Heat oil in a Dutch oven; add onion and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until translucent. Stir in ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add squash, sweet potatoes, potato and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Puree soup in a blender, or use a hand blender; return soup to the pot. Add sherry and black pepper to taste, and stir through.

Ladle into 6 bowls. Garnish with fat-free sour cream and chopped chives.

Per Serving: Calories 201, Calories from Fat 23 (sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 606mg, Carbohydrate 39.8g, Fiber 4.4g, Protein 4.8g

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