Monday, October 3, 2011

October is here!

Pull out your sweaters, scarves, and boots! The most wonderful month of the year is here & I couldn't be happier. With this wonderful change of season and to welcome in October,  I wanted to share a delicious fall recipe with you.  
It's only 270 calories per serving (1 serving: 1.5 cups + 2 tablespoons of cheese)
It's so MmmmMmmm Good! :)

 Curried Butternut Soup

You can make this rich soup with any kind of squash, or even sweet potatoes!! 


  • 8 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apple (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated extra-sharp white cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Arrange squash in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add apple, onion, celery, and bay leaf; sauté 10 minutes. Stir in curry powder and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add squash, broth, and salt; stir well.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Partially mash mixture with a potato masher until thick and chunky; stir well with a spoon. Top each serving with cheese.
 Recipe courtesy of



  1. We WILL be eating this this week! I'm so excited to try it, and I know Lucy will love it.

  2. Courtney I just made this soup and it was to DIE for!! Thanks for sharing it on your fb :) and thanks Mari for my new favorite fall soup recipe!