Monday, October 26, 2009

Soup's On!

Autumn is the perfect season to start trying out some tasty soup recipes. Good Morning America's Emeril Lagasse's Gluten-Free Whoopi Soup was selected as one of the final 3 dishes in the "Come Together" campaign.

The "Come Together" campaign was a six-week initiative led by Good Morning America, Macy's, and Feeding America to raise money to benefit food banks nationwide.

Gluten-Free Whoopi Soup Recipe: (serves 6-8)


*2 tbsp olive oil
*1 cup onion, chopped
*1 1/2 tsp salt
*1 tsp dried sage
*1/2 tsp nutmeg
*1/4 tsp cinnamon
*1/4 tsp allspice
*1 quart water
*1 quart chicken stock
*1 medium butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and chopped into 1-2 inch pieces)
*3 granny smith apples (peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces)
*1/2 cup light brown sugar
*3 tbsp water
*1 tbsp corn starch
*juice from half a lemon
*3 tbsp whole milk or heavy cream


1) Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over high heat
2) Add onion, salt, pepper, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice
3) Saute onions, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes
4) Add butternut squash and apples
5) Toss to combine and let cook for about 3 minutes
6) Add water, chicken stock, and brown sugar
7) Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 25-30 minutes
8) Puree with an immersion blender or in small batches in a food processor
9) Return all liquid to pot, if using food processor
10) Combine 3 tbsp of water and corn starch in a small bowl to create a slurry
11) Make sure there are no lumps
12) Add water to pureed soup, as needed, depending on your desired thickness

For more information on this recipe, please visit Good Morning America's website.

For more information on Feeding America, please visit

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