Butternut squash soup.

Try this recipe for diabetes-friendly butternut squash soup. Make one batch of this delicious soup you can have enough to fill you up for two days straight.

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (32-oune) container fat-free, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

Sauté onion, carrots, and celery in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and ginger and sauté 1 minute. Add squash and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until squash is tender.

Process squash mixture in a blender or food processor, in batches, until smooth. Return squash mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in milk and remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Exchanges/Choices

  • 1 Medium Fat Meat
  • 1 Carbohydrate
  • 2 Vegetable

Nutrition

Calories: 212; Calories from Fat: 44; Total Fat: 5 g; Saturated Fat: 1.9 g; Cholesterol: 10 mg; Sodium: 426 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 38 g; Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g; Sugars: 13 g; Protein: 8.3 g