Acorn Squash Soup with Cheese Crostini

Acorn Squash Soup with Cheese Crostini

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Oct. 29th, 2011 2:36p.m.

I have not tried this; will not until I learn how to prepare the squash without using the microwave. Thank you, Cynthia


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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves: 4


  • 2 large (1-1/2 to 1-3/4 lbs. each) acorn squash
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg


  • 1

    Place whole squash on paper towel in microwave oven; cook on HIGH 5 minutes. Turn over; continue cooking 4 minutes more or until squash is barely tender when pierced with a knife. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • 2

    Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 8 minutes or until onion is soft, stirring occasionally. Cut squash in half; scoop out and discard seeds and membrane. Keeping squash shell intact, scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4-inch thick shell. Add squash pulp to onion mixture; cook 1 minute. Add chicken broth, nutmeg and, if desired, cayenne pepper and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until squash is very tender, stirring occasionally.

  • 3

    Transfer squash mixture to food processor or blender; process until smooth. Reheat soup until very hot. Arrange squash shells, cut sides up, in ovenproof bowls; place bowls on baking sheet; fill with hot soup. Top with toast and cheese. Place under preheated broiler 5 inches from heat; broil 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.


  • Insted of microwaving squash, you can cut each in half from stem to tip. Remove seeds with a spoon. Wrap each half individually in foil. Place on baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F about 45 minutes or until tender. Proceed with recipe as described above.


Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 363

Total Fat 14.8g

Saturated Fat 7.9g

Trans Fat 3.0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g

Cholesterol 33mg

Sodium 820mg

Carbohydrates 48g

Protein 12g

Dietary Fiber 9g

Vitamin A 122RE

Vitamin C 20mg

Calcium 267mg

Iron 2mg

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