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Squash Pear Soup

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  • Take advantage of your favorite fall ingredients - squash, sweet potato and pears. This delicious and fragrant soup is seasoned with Dash™ Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend and simmered in low-sodium chicken stock.

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 chopped small onion
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 cup water
  • 10 tsp low-fat sour cream
  • 3 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 lb Hubbard, turban or butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger

Directions

  1. Cut squash in half and remove seeds.
  2. Place squash in microwave for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove squash and place sweet potato in microwave, making sure it is pierced.
  4. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until soft.
  5. Scoop out squash flesh and discard skin; peel sweet potato and cut into thick slices.
  6. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, add onion and cook, stirring until onion is tender.
  7. Add squash, sweet potatoes, pears, ginger, Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend  Blend, chicken stock and water.
  8. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and let cool.
  10. Puree soup in blender.
  11. Serve soup hot topped with low-fat sour cream and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.