Acorn Squash Soup with Kale

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Serves: 8 | Serving Size: 1 cup


1 tablespoon oil, vegetable or canola
1-2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
5 cups kale, washed, thick stems removed, leaves finely chopped
4 cups acorn squash puree (~2 medium squash) or 2 (12 ounce) boxes frozen winter squash puree, thawed
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/8 teaspoon pepper or to taste
(optional) 4 strips bacon, cooked* and then cut into ½-inch pieces


  1. Over medium-high heat, add oil into a large saucepan (at least 3 quart size.)
  2. Add minced garlic and onion, and cook until softened (about 4 to 5 minutes.)
  3. Add kale to the pot and cook until soft (3 to 4 minutes.)
  4. Add the squash puree and 3 cups of broth. Bring soup to a boil, more broth may be added to reach desired consistency.  Add ground ginger, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. Optional: serve soup topped with cooked and cut bacon.

*Recommend cooking bacon on a lined sheet pan in the oven according to the package directions.

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