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Baked Squash Soup With Cheddar Cheese

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  Butternut/Acorn squash 1 1⁄2 Pound (2 Medium Size)
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Teaspoon
  Shallots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped (4 Pieces)
  Dry white wine/Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chicken stock/Low-sodium chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Skim milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bread slice 4 (French Or Italian, 1/2 Inch Thick)
  Shredded low fat cheddar cheese/Gruyere cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Snipped fresh chives/Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon

1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. Halve the squash lengthwise and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender. Scoop the squash from the shells and transferthe pulp to a food processor or blender. Set aside. Discard the shells.
2 In a small saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the shallots and saute, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add the wine and cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes or until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Stir in the stock, milk, and remaining V& teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add the mixture to the food processor with the squash; whirl until pureed, working in batches if necessary.
3 Divide half of the soup among four 1 1/2-cup ovenproof bowls or baking dishes or a 2-quart casserole. Place a slice of bread on top of each portion, then sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Top with the remaining soup and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Set the bowls on a baking sheet and bake the soup for 25 minutes or until bubbling. If you like, run the soup briefly under a preheated broiler to brown the cheese, then sprinkle with the chives if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1077 Calories from Fat 182

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 36.9 mg12.3%

Sodium 2200.7 mg91.7%

Total Carbohydrates 159 g53.1%

Dietary Fiber 17.4 g69.6%

Sugars 30.4 g

Protein 63 g125.8%

Vitamin A 1492.6% Vitamin C 279.3%

Calcium 135.3% Iron 56.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baked Squash Soup With Cheddar Cheese Recipe