Quick Golden Squash Soup

Swap out part of the butter or cream for 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds in a creamy soup, creating a velvety and nutty finish in soups. For the finishing touch, add a dash of whole or ground flaxseeds on top for a pop of color and crunch for the finishing touch. Total Time Prep/Total Time: 30 min. Makes 6 servings (1-1/2 quarts).

Ingredients

  • 5 medium leeks (white portion only), sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon BioNatures ground flaxseeds

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute leeks in butter until tender. Stir in the squash, broth, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until squash is tender, 10-15 minutes . Cool slightly.
  • In a blender, cover and process squash mixture in small batches until smooth; return all to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese; stir until soup is heated through and cheese is melted. Garnish with sour cream and onion.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 294 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 922mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.