RECIPE

Orange You Glad It’s Thanksgiving Soup

This creamy soup is a fantastic first course for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 carrots, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, with pulp
  • 2 boxes frozen butternut squash puree (10 ounces each)
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, for garnish
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Preparation

Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add one tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and one tablespoon butter. When butter has melted, add the onion and carrots and cook until vegetables are soft, about five minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Deglaze the pot with the orange juice and simmer for 1-2 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

Transfer the mixture to a food processor or a blender. Puree the mixture until smooth, then return to the pot over medium heat. Add the frozen butternut squash puree and the chicken broth to the mixture and stir to combine. Adjust the seasoning. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Grate some fresh nutmeg and stir to combine.

Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with chopped thyme and orange zest.

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