Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Soup

1 butternut squash (about 2 3/4 lbs), halved lengthwise & seeded

4 cloves garlic, peeled

1 T olive oil

s & p

4 sprigs fresh thyme

1 large yellow-fleshed potato, such as Yukon gold (about 8 oz), peeled and cut into 2″ pieces (or use a large apple)

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1/4 cup carmelized onions

2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley or chives

1. Heat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the cut sides of the squash and the garlic cloves with the oil, season with s & p. Place the squash cut sides down on the baking sheet, tucking the garlic cloves and thyme into the squash cavities. Roast until tender, about 45 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place the potato (or apple) in a medium saucepan and fill with enough water to cover by 1″. Bring to a low boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. When the squash is cool enough to handle, remove and discard the peel and the thyme. Cut the squash into large pieces. In a blender, working in batches, puree the squash, garlic cloves, potato and chicken broth. Season with s & p.

4. In a medium saucepan, heat the soup over med-low heat until warmed through. Divide among 4 serving bowls and top with yogurt, parsley and onions.

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