Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Healthy Recipe: Squash and Pear Soup

I'm posting another soup recipe since it's Simmering Soup Week on my other blog! Be sure to check it out and enter the giveaway.

Got this recipe from WW 2-3 years ago. It's yummy and I've served it to company several times. Hope you like it! I will update with a picture soon - didn't have it ready yet...

Squash and Pear Soup

1 medium acorn squash, baked and seeded (I actually just use 1 box of frozen squash, thawed out)
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 cups vegetable broth
1 large ripe pear, pared, cored, and cut into chunks (or 1 can of pears)
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Scoop squash pulp into bowl; discard skin (or thaw your frozen squash and put in bowl).

2. In a 2-quart saucepan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, cook onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring constantly, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add broth, pear, and squash pulp; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until pear is soft, 5-10 minutes.

3. Cool soup slightly. Transfer in small batches to blender; process until smooth (or use stick blender in pan - very carefully!). Return to saucepan; reheat. Serve hot.

4 servings, 97 cal., 0 g fat, 4 g fiber, 1 pt


This really is a nice soup - I do hope you give it a try!

Lisa :)

1 comment:

  1. I totally forgot you had this blog as well...I'm going to mark it on my sidebar. We too are trying to lose weight. Our church did a version of The Biggest Loser and I lost 12 1/2 pounds. I still have about 40 or so to go. I'm trying to incorporate more fruit and veggies into our diet. Hubby and I exercise at our local gym 4 days a week (can you believe it used to be a milking barn...now the name is Fitness Barn), and I want to exercise a few more days a week.

    Here's to our health and successful weightloss.


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