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Nutrition Facts

Calories 158
  Calories from Fat 41 (26%)
(7%)Total Fat 5g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(3%)Cholesterol 9mg
(30%)Sodium 720mg
(20%)Potassium 687mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(9%)Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Butternut Squash with Parmesan


  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter

  • 1 large Spanish onion, chopped

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 6 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 3-inch piece Parmesan cheese rind

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds each), peeled, seeded, and chopped into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 fresh sage leaves, diced

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley


  • Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and sweat until tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the stock, Parmesan rind, and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the squash and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, until the squash is tender.
  • Remove the Parmesan rind and bay leaves; reserve the rind for another use.
  • Puree about one quarter of the soup in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Return the puree to the pot and stir in the grated Parmesan, sage, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and cayenne. Simmer for 2 minutes to heat through.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and top with chopped parsley.

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