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When Winter Veggies Arrive Early – Spaghetti Soup

Written by , Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Fruit, Gluten Free, Main Dishes, Roasting, Soups, Vegetables, Vegetarian

SpaghettiSoupWhat to do with a winter squash… when it’s still summer?! Make it into a soup that has summery flavors.

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It’s kinda the best of both worlds. I get to eat soup when it’s 95 degrees F out, but I also get to use the wintery veggies that we’ve started getting in our weekly box of produce.

This one is a bit like a soupy version of the Spaghetti Squash Rock that I made on the show last year. The squash is roasted, stock is made, veggies are sautéed. Then it all comes together pretty quickly.

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I like to top this soup with a good amount of parmesan cheese. And some hearty, crusty bread, with some butter on it goes really well (perfect for dipping and then cleaning out the bowl).

Happy Eating!

Spaghetti Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Spaghetti Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 sweet peppers (or 1 bell pepper), chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 t honey
  • salt, to taste (about 1 to 1 1/2 t)
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1-8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 6-8 C stock (chicken or vegetable will work)
  • 2 spaghetti squash, cooked (about 4 C)
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T butter
  • parmesan cheese, grated, for topping

Instructions

  1. Cook squash: Halve, remove seeds, brush with olive oil, and bake cut side down at 350F for 45-60 minutes (or until flesh pierces easily with a fork). Scrape flesh from skin and set aside.
  2. Heat a soup pot, add oil. When oil is hot, add peppers, onion, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and honey and cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Add tomato sauce, squash, balsamic vinegar, and stock. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and reduce to a simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add butter. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  5. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.

Notes

Most of the cooking time is inactive.

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