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Surprisingly Simple Delicata Squash Creamy Soup Recipe

Have you ever grown something in your garden that ended up being not what you thought you were growing? In today’s post, I share my Surprisingly Simple Delicata Squash Creamy Soup Recipe.

Delicata Creamy Soup Recipe

I hope this post encourages you to try and grow some delicata squash recipe. The harvest is super easy to grow from seed and you’ll love the large crop you get in a fairly short season.  Be sure to reach out to me on my website to tell me what you think.   You can also tweet me using the social media link on this page.

Delicata 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

Growing In The Garden

What a surprise to find this oblong squash growing on the vine when the plant label said pumpkin. At the end of the early summer season this is a great choice for raised bed gardening.  I suggest training the delicata squash plant to climb a trellis to add interest to the garden.

Mystery Squash

Let’s Connect

What a great surprise to get a delicata squash! 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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