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                         ACORN SQUASH 'N PASTA SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8       oz           Acine di Pepe or Ditalini
                         -OR Small Shells, uncooked
    2       md           Acorn squash
                         - (about 1 1/2 lb each),
                         - split, peeled, seeded
                         - and quartered
    2       tb           Margarine
    1       lg           Onion -- chopped
      3/4   ts           Ground mace or nutmeg
      1/2   ts           Ground ginger
      1/2   ts           Cinnamon
    1       c            Grated carrot
    1 1/2   ts           Brown sugar
    3       cn           Low-sodium chicken broth
                         -(13 1/4 oz. each)
                         -----TOPPING-----
    1       c            Non-fat sour cream
    1       tb           Sugar
 
   Cook squash in one inch of water in covered saucepan
   for 15 minutes, or until tender. Cool. Scrape out pulp
   and put back in pot. Add margarine, onion, carrots,
   sugar, mace, ginger and cinnamon. Cover and simmer
   gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook
   until vegetables are tender.
   
   Add 3 cups of the broth and puree all in a blender or
   food processor. Return to the pot and add remaining
   three cups of broth, bring to a boil and add pasta.
   Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until
   pasta is done. Before serving, blend sour cream and
   sugar in a separate bowl. Put dollop on top of each
   bowl of soup. Serve hot.
   
   NOTE: If soup is too thick, thin with additional
   chicken broth.
   
   Serves 4 to 6
   
   Each serving contains: 330 Calories; 12.5 g Protein;
   62.2 g Carbohydrates; 5 g Fat; 2.1 mg Cholesterol; 710
   mg Sodium. Calories from Fat: 13%
   
   Copyright National Pasta Association
   (http://www.ilovepasta.org) (Reprinted with permission)
  
 
 
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