Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger


Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger

Butternut squash and sweet potato create a creamy soup without the high-fat addition of cream. Ginger adds a tasty bit of punch.


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Cooking Time45 min


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated or finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium Yukon gold or russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 6 cups chicken stock, vegetable stock, or water salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dry or medium-dry sherry
  • 6 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt for garnish


  1. In a heavy-bottomed soup pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-low heat; add onion.
  2. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ginger and cook, stirring, about 1 minute, until it begins to smell fragrant.
  3. Add squash, sweet potatoes, potato, stock, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Puree soup, using a hand blender, regular blender, or food processor
  5. . Return to the pot, stir, and add sherry. Taste and adjust seasonings. To serve, heat through and ladle into bowls; garnish with yogurt.

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