Tuesday, March 03, 2009

insanely thick and comforting squash soup

This ridiculously thick and creamy soup, served with plenty of French bread for dunking, gives you an instant reprieve from the cold. It's like a hug in a bowl. And since it's fat free and costs less than 75 cents a serving, it won't bust your belly or your wallet.

Did I mention that it takes about 7 minutes of hand-on time? Enjoy!


Insanely Thick and Comforting Squash Soup
  • 12 oz frozen cooked winter squash [or 1 1/2 cups cubed fresh winter squash]
  • 12.3 ounce aseptic container of fat-free, firm tofu [Do not use refrigerated tofu; texture will be too grainy]
  • 3 small organic potatoes, cut into sixths [No peeling required]
  • 1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dry sage
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or more, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Serves 4

Place all ingredients in a large saucepan. Start with just 1 cup of vegetable broth and add more later if you prefer a thinner soup. Break up the tofu with your spatula. Don't worry if it looks a bit wonky; you'll puree it after cooking.

Bring to a boil and then lower heat to medium. Cook, partially covered, for 30 minutes, or until squash and potatoes are soft. Add more broth, if needed.

Process with an immersion blender until completely smooth.

23 comments:

JENNA said...

Yum. I'd like to eat that for lunch right now with some nice crunchy toasted bread.

VeggieGirl said...

OOOOOH holy yum.

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

Soup month should be extended!

Anonymous said...

I am a very devoted lurker, and I love your postings. That soup looks great!

I was just wondering -- how are Omniman and the kitties (well, and you too!) I love hearing about your fabulous Philly life :)

Hope all is well!

-Heather

Melody Polakow said...

I wish I had a bowl of that for dinner!

Andrea said...

I've never thought of using frozen cooked squash. What a great idea — it would certainly make things faster! The soup looks really good.

Theresa said...

Hug in a bowl! I love it.

dee said...

This soup is just the thing for a cold, snowy New York winter evening! Thanks for the recipe; cannot wait to try it.

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I'm totally going to make this. It looks great! Blended, creamy soups are the best.

DJ said...

Sound delish - I love soups that leave your spoon standing!

Lauren said...

Looks great, I love a nice hearty soup!

VEGAN TICKLES said...

Wow. Super thick and yummy soup.

racheyalex said...

thanks sooooo much for posting your recipe this time! I know you're saving most of them for the book, so I was stoked to see this one :D

vko said...

Sounds perfect food for all of us digging out of the snow! I am back to the blogosphere and have lots & lots to catch up on. On another note- sent you an email to chat, hope all is well. lots & lots of love to you & kitties, xxox VKO.

Bridget said...

ahhh I cannot WAIT for your book to come out! everything looks scrumptious

Vegan_Noodle said...

I love insanely thick soup.. it's my favorite :-)

Fred Smilek said...

I have never been huge with squash, but that i may actually try to put together to try.
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