1 teaspoon margarine or butter
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cans (about 14 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Plain nonfat yogurt and chopped chives (optional)
Melt margarine in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add squash and 1 can broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until squash is very tender.
Purée soup in batches in blender, returning blended soup to saucepan after each batch.* (Or use hand-held immersion blender.) Add remaining can of broth, nutmeg and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Ladle soup into 6 serving bowls; serve with yogurt and chives, if desired.
*Variation: Add 1/2 cup whipping cream or half-and-half with the second can of broth.
**Gluten Free: To make this dish gluten free, be sure to read ingredient labels carefully and purchase gluten-free chicken broth.
Yield: 6 servings.
Serving size: 3/4 cup.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 107 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Exchanges per serving: