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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Chicken Meatballs

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This roasted butternut squash soup is velvety smooth, with a very light natural sweetness. The chicken broth, garlic, onions and heavy creamy makes it savory, comforting and surprisingly very filling. They enhance the flavor of the roasted squash without covering it up. The tender chicken meatballs are full of spices and herbs that just pairs so well with this soup.
Ingredients
For the soup
  Butternut squash 3 1⁄2 Pound
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  White onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Heavy cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Black pepper powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Sage 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For meatballs
  Chicken meat 1 Pound, ground
  Onion 2 Tablespoon, freshly minced
  Eggs 1
  Panko bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (plain)
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sage 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Place butternut squash on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
3. Bake for 60-80 minutes or until squash is tender to the touch.
4. Remove from the oven and let cool.
5. Slice the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out and discard the seeds.
6. Into a blender scoop out the butternut squash flesh.
7. Add chicken broth to the blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
8. Reheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
9. MEATBALLS: Add all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix well with your hands or a spoon.
10. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
11. Wet your hands and shape the meat mixture into 9-12 uniform sized balls.
12. Place into the refrigerator until cold.
13. Bake for 20 minutes (timing may vary based on the size of your meatballs)

MAKING
14. In a large pot saute onion and garlic in butter over medium heat until tender.
15. Add in the squash mixture, heavy cream, black pepper, salt and sage.
16. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
17. Place the soup into the blender and puree until smooth.
18. Return soup to the pot and heat until hot again.

SERVING
19. In a serving bowl, serve the soup with chicken meatballs or plain.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Ready In: 
155 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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