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If you are a fan of Panera’s Squash Soup, you must try this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • One small yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 pounds chopped butternut squash (about six heaping cups)
  • Three small carrots, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3-4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice (do NOT use apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces low-fat (Neufchatel) cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, more to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Heavy cream, optional

 

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and sau