Quick Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped (or 1t. ground dry sage)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 cups fat-free chicken broth

1 1/2 lbs butternut squash (peeled, seeded, cubed)

parmesan cheese (Garnish)

Directions:

1

Add oil, garlic and onion to large stockpot over medium heat.

2

Saute for 3-4 minutes.

3

Add sage, salt, pepper, broth and squash.

4

Bring to a boil.

5

Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes (or until squash has a tender consistency).

6

Use stick blender to lightly puree, leaving some chunks, or puree half of the soup in a food processor or blender and return to pot.

7

Garnish with parmesan cheese and more fresh sage (if desired).

Total Time:      35 mins

Prep Time:        10 mins

Cook Time:       25 mins

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