Cheesy Squash Soup

Christmas is over. I hope everyone had a wonderful time and receive plenty of gifts.

Our Christmas was white as I wished for, plenty of laughs and lots of good food. The only sad part is that my camera broke down and we don’t have any pictures ????

Until I get my dream camera (Easter Bunny, I’ve been really really good) is going to be a while   ???? . I can’t stay that long without a camera so meanwhile I have to improvise. I was looking at a cheaper Canon, something to hold me over for 3-4 months but still haven’t decided yet. If you have any suggestions, I’d be more than happy to take them into consideration.

Lucky me, I still have some recipes I haven’t shared with you yet. Today I’m going to post a delicious creamy soup made from one on my decorative Halloween squashes :)). I still have 2 peanut squashes waiting to be cooked. Yummy.

For this soup I used an Australian heirloom Blue squash, correct me if I’m wrong.


The idea of this soup came from Maya‘s  Creamy Patisson Squash Soup with Reblochon Cheese but I just couldn’t find a Patisson squash anywhere so I took matter into my own hands and came up with Creamy Blue Squash Soup with Comté Cheese or Cheesy Squash Soup ????


Ingredients

2 lbs winter squash (mine was bigger, the rest was baked and mashed)

2 carrots

2 leeks

2 celery ribs

3 tbsp butter

6 oz Comté Cheese

stock

salt, pepper, nutmeg


Directions

Melt the butter and add the chopped carrots, leeks and celery ribs. Pour 1/2 cup stock over them.


Cook until soft.


Meanwhile clean the squash


When the vegetables are soft, add the chopped squash and cover with stock


Simmer until the squash is cooked. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper and let cool slightly.


Puree the soup


Return the soup to the pan, add the shredded Comte cheese and heat gently.


Serve hot sprinkled with more cheese (optional).


closer view


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Thanks for reading, appreciate your support,

Roxana.