Calabaza Soup With Wisconsin Limburger Cheese


2-lb. calabaza or butternut squash, peeled, chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
1 Spanish onion, chopped
1 1/2-qts. rich chicken stock
1/2 c. heavy cream
6 slices Limburger Cheese, 1/4 inch thick, at room temperature
3 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted
2 tsp. pumpkin seed oil

Preheat the oven to 400° F. In a shallow baking pan, toss the squash with the oil and salt. Roast 20 minutes or until tender. In a soup pot, combine the squash, onions, and chicken stock. Simmer until onions are very tender, about 20 minutes. Purée the soup with an immersion blender until smooth. If too thick, add additional chicken stock. Adjust the seasonings and add the cream. Serve hot in soup bowls. Top each serving with a cheese slice, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of oil. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipes and images courtesy of © 2014 Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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