Roasted Harvest Squash Soup



Ingredients

1 (2-1/2 to 3-pound) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup half and half
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2.In a large bowl, toss squash and carrot chunks with oil until evenly coated. Place on rimmed baking sheets. Roast 30 to 35 minutes or until vegetables begin to brown and are fork tender, turning once halfway through cooking.

3.Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter and saute onion and garlic 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and lightly golden; set aside.

4.In a blender or food processor, process squash, onion mixture, and broth in batches until smooth; pour into soup pot. Stir in half and half, nutmeg, salt, and pepper, and heat over medium-low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.