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Smoked Sausage, Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Soup

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“This is an Emeril recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving and it was SOOOO good! I thought I'd share. It was a bit time consuming but so worth it! Also, if you don't know how to work with whole squash (I didn't) - here's a very helpful link to cut and paste in your browser -”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Season the squash with 1 tablespoon of the oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  3. In food processor or blender, puree the squash with 2 cups of the chicken stock until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring 4 cups of the stock and 1/2 cup of the chopped onions to a simmer. Add the rice and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally with a fork. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool.
  5. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the remaining tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot add the sausage and brown for 3 minutes. Add the remaining 2 cups of onions and the corn. Season with salt and pepper and saute for 3 more minutes.
  6. Add the remaining 6 cups of stock and squash puree. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Skim off any fat that rises to the surface.
  7. Stir in the rice and continue to cook for 10 more minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the half and half and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Stir in the parsley and serve.

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