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Creamy Potato-Squash Soup
Based on a recipe from Willinger’s cookbook Red, White & Greens this recipe uses pureed potatoes to obtain a wonderfully creamy texture while avoiding all the fat of cream-based soup. At less than 200 calories per serving (about 1½ cups) and almost no fat this is a truly guilt-free pleasure. The amount of red pepper barely produces a bite so feel free to add more. I substituted some ingredients and modified the proportions somewhat from the original recipe but the basic notion of using a healthy potato puree for cream was inspiring.
Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan and cook celery, carrot, and onion over low heat, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Add squash and potatoes. Stir in 3 1/2 cups boiling water and simmer, covered, until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes.
Purée soup in batches in a blender (use caution when blending hot liquids), adding more water to thin to desired consistency.
Add salt to taste.
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