|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||46%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This flavorful soup, made with yellow summer squash, could be made with zucchini as well. Use a yellow crookneck or straight neck squash in this recipe, or just about any other summer squash variety.
Gather the ingredients.
Wash, and trim the summer squash. Slice, reserving 8 very thin slices for garnish, if desired.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Slowly saute onion and lemon until the onion is translucent.
Sprinkle with flour and cook slowly, stirring, until flour is absorbed.
Add chicken or vegetable broth gradually, followed by the sliced squash, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 1 hour.
Puree soup in blender or food processor. Add nutmeg.
Put the pureed soup back in the saucepan. Whisk in the cream and cook over low heat until hot. Do not allow the soup to boil.
Garnish the soup with the reserved squash slices or shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired. Or, garnish with chopped parsley, bacon, or chives.
Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients
Steam expands quickly in a blender, and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.
Please be careful when processing hot liquids. Hot soup (or other hot liquids, for that matter) will steam and expand in the blender, which can push the top off and cause a mess and burn hazard. Our recommendation is to not fill the blender more than 1/3 to 1/2 of the way of the blender.