Spotlight Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
This festive, seasonal squash soup is going to kick off my Thanksgiving meal this year. It whips up pretty easily with an immersion blender, but if you don't have that tool, running batches through a blender is a simple solution.
Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, sage and thyme; salt and season with black pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and Worcestershire; cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add squash, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Add the broth; bring to a simmer and cook until the squash is tender. Puree soup in a blender (in batches), or leave in the pot and use an immersion blender. Stir in the vinegar, and serve warm with a dollop of crème fraiche and sprinkled with toasted pine nuts or pumpkin seeds.