Delicata Creamy Soup Recipe

Have you ever grown something in your garden that ended up being not what you thought you were growing. Sometimes tags in on the new plants from from seed get mixed up and you may end up growing something different.   Today I’m sharing a new recipe that was shared with me after I grew a strange looking ‘pumpkin’.

Delicata Creamy Soup
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Delicata Creamy Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 delicata squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place the squash, cut sides down, in a baking dish. Add 1/8 inch water in baking dish, cover with foil and bake 35-40 minutes or until tender. Cool.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add onion and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until onion is softened but not brown.
  3. Scrape the squash out of the flesh and add to onions. Add the stock and heavy cream. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  4. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve

Mystery Squash

After the potatoes were harvest in one of the raised beds outside of the greenhouse in Mid-July I decided to put some pumpkin and squash plants in it’s place.  Every year I plant my pumpkins early and I’m not able to use them for Halloween.  This year I had a huge green pumpkin in late October because the seeds I used for pumpkins were the WORLDS LARGEST Pumpkin variety.   Next year I’ll have to start those seeds I saved in mid-June.    I had no idea what kind of autumn squash seeds I planted.  As the vine grow it gently wrapped around in the raised bed and under the leaves were these pretty little squashes.   All it took was 1 tweet out to my Twitter friends to find that these were Delicata Squash.  After the harvest a good friend of mine emailed me the recipe for this creamy soup that was easy to make and tasted amazing one November evening for a home cooked dinner with family.

What a great surprise! Have you ever grown something thinking it was one thing and it ended up being another? This was one of the best surprises in my garden and kitchen. I hope you will share with me one of your surprises.

Happy Gardening,

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  1. Susan e Hemann November 23, 2011
  2. Kylee from Our Little Acre November 23, 2011

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