Cozy, Autumn Squash Soup with Garlic Crostini

Cozy, Autumn Squash Soup with Garlic Crostini
Created By: Samantha Goren, RD
This is a great recipe for cuddling up to the fireplace on a chilly fall evening.

Ingredients:
Soup:

• 8 pounds butternut squash, peeled & seeded, cut into cubes (1-inch)
• 8 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
• 6 tablespoons Olive oil
• 2 large white onions, chopped
• 6 cloves garlic
• Kosher or seas salt, to taste
• Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Crostini:
• 1 french baguette, sliced on an angle, thin (approximately 1/4 inch thick)
• ¼ cup olive oil
• 1 tablespoon Kosher or Sea salt
• ½ cup goat cheese

Directions:
Soup:
• Preheat oven to 400°F
• In a large bowl, toss butternut squash, onions, garlic, salt and pepper with olive oil to coat
• Divide between 2 baking sheets and roast until browned, 45 minutes
• Keep oven on for crostini (below)
• Using a blender or hand blender, puree batches of roasted vegetables with vegetable broth
• Transfer to a large pot and heat until desired temperature
• Immediately before serving, drizzle olive oil in swirl pattern on top

Crostini:
• Spread baguette slices onto cookie sheet
• Pour olive oil into a small bowl and spread a small amount onto each slice with a pastry brush
• Sprinkle with salt
• Bake in 400°F for approximately 5 minutes (keep a close eye on it, as it can burn easily)
• Remove from oven and spread a thin layer of goat cheese onto each slice, while still hot.

Serving Tip: Serve soup in bowl with 1-2 pieces of crostini on edge of dish. Also great as a dinner party appetizer, served in large shot glasses or martini glasses with the crostini inserted into soup!

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One response to “Cozy, Autumn Squash Soup with Garlic Crostini”

  1. Heather says :

    Hey Jav Girl

    Love the Recipe and will try it Friday Night!

    Heather

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