5-minute Spicy Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Soups, Stews & Chili | 30 Minutes or Less, Cooking for One or Two | Fruits, Vegetables

SERVES 2 - START TO FINISH: 5 minutes
Recipe Scoop 5-minute Spicy Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Cooking Notes

* For testing purposes, I used Farmer’s Market ® Organic Butternut Squash; If you cannot find canned butternut squash puree, pure packed pumpkin can be substituted. Add additional water until desired consistency is achieved, as pumpkin is thicker than butternut squash. Do not use pears packed in syrup or soup will be overly sweet.

5-minute Spicy Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

1 can (15 ounces) butternut squash puree *
1 can (15 ounces) pear halves packed in pear juice *, drained well
1 vegetable or chicken bouillon cube
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
2 teaspoons cream, optional
salt to taste

1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Or combine all ingredients in a blender, puree and then transfer to saucepan to heat. Once soup is steaming, divide into soup bowls to serve. Swirl in cream if using and salt to taste. Serve immediately.

5-minute Spicy Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Approximate Values Per 1.75 cup Serving: 83 calories (5 % from fat), .5 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g protein, 21 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 474 mg sodium

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