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Butternut Squash Soup (Gluten Free)

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Chicken broth provides a simple addition to butternut squash soup - a side dish that is ready in 45 minutes.
Created Aug 30, 2012
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  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup/125 mL)
  • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) chicken broth
  • 1 lb (500 g) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch/2.5 cm cubes
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground coriander
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whipping (heavy) cream
  • 1 medium unpeeled pear, sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped pecans, toasted


  • 1
    Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onion in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in broth, squash, 2 sliced pears, thyme, salt, white pepper and coriander. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until squash is tender.
  • 2
    Pour about half of the soup into food processor or blender. Cover and process until smooth; pour into another container. Repeat with remaining soup. Return soup to Dutch oven.
  • 3
    Stir whipping cream into soup. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until hot (do not boil). Garnish with sliced unpeeled pear and pecans.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    COOKING GLUTEN FREE? : Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Tip 2
    Special Touch: Add a festive touch to your soup presentation with: A small dollop of sour cream. A touch of cilantro pesto over soup. A sprinkle of fresh cilantro and croutons. Or add a flavour twist to this recipe by using apples instead of pears!

Nutrition Information

155 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 12g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 Servings (1 Cup Each)
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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