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Autumn Stew

Autumn Stew
Serves 4
A hearty fall stew, perfect for a chilly night
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  2. 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  5. 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  6. 1 15-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  7. 1 pound (about 4 cups) butternut squash
  8. 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  11. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  12. 1 15 ounce can kidney beans
  13. 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
Instructions
  1. Heat 1/2 cup vegetable stock and soy sauce in pressure cooker. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent and most of the vegetable stock has evaporated.
  2. Cut the squash in half and remove seeds. Peel and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  3. Add squash cubes, chopped tomatoes, remaining 1 cup water, oregano, chili powder, cumin and pepper to onion mixture.
  4. Close and lock, bring up to high pressure. Lower heat and cook for 4 minutes at high pressure. Release pressure using cold-water method.
  5. Add kidney beans in their liquid and the corn. Cook without lid on for 5 minutes.
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Butternut Apple Soup with Swiss Cheese

Butternut Apple Soup with Swiss Cheese
Serves 6
Topped with melted cheese, this creamy and delicious soup is an ideal antidote to a blustery day. Serve it as a light main course, accompanied by a green salad and whole-grain bread or as a starter to a more substantial meal.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 TBSP olive oil
  2. 2 onions, coarsely chopped
  3. 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  4. 2 tsp dried rosemary, crumbled (or 1 TBSP chopped fresh rosemary leaves)
  5. ½ tsp cracked black peppercorns
  6. 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  7. 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 ½ lbs)
  8. 2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
  9. Salt, optional
  10. 4 oz Swiss cheese (or vegan alternative) (use 1 cup of pre-shredded cheese)
  11. ½ cup finely chopped walnuts, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan or stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, rosemary and peppercorns and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Add broth, squash, apples, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until squash is tender, about 35 minutes.
  3. Preheat broiler.
  4. Place a strainer over a large bowl and strain soup. Transfer solids to a food processor work bowl fitted with metal blade and add 1 cup of the liquid. Puree until smooth.
  5. Return pureed solids to sauce pan and stir in remaining liquid. Season to taste with salt, if using.
  6. In clean work bowl fitted with shredding blade, shred cheese. Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and broil until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. (You can do this in a microwave oven, in batches, on HIGH – about 1 minute per batch).
  8. Sprinkle with walnuts, if using. Serve
Notes
  1. Vegan-friendly
  2. © 2010 George Geary and Judith Finlayson, from 650 Best Food Processor Recipes
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Butternut Mac and Cheese by Ree

Butternut Mac and Cheese by Ree
Serves 4
This Saturday, October 17, is National Pasta Day! And no pasta dish is as widely adored as good old "mac and cheese". We love this fall makeover of the classic from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Want to learn how to make pasta from scratch, along with lots of new and fun pasta recipes? Sign up for an upcoming pasta class, we have one on October 20 in East Cobb, one on November 3 in Decatur., and one on November 10 in Midtown.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Ingredients
  1. 12 ounces (by weight) Macaroni
  2. 1/2 whole Butternut Squash
  3. Olive Oil, For Drizzling
  4. 2 whole Yellow Onions, Sliced
  5. 8 Tablespoons Butter
  6. 2 Tablespoons Flour
  7. 2 cups Whole Milk
  8. Salt And Pepper
  9. 2 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar
  10. 1/2 cup Seasoned Breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Cook the macaroni until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Carefully cut a whole butternut squash in half lengthwise. Drizzle half the squash with olive oil and place it on a rimmed baking sheet, cut side up. Roast it in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until fork tender, watching it to make sure the surface doesn't get burned (it should have some brown areas.) Store the other half of the squash in the fridge for another use. When the squash is roasted and tender, scrape out the flesh and mash it with a potato masher. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper and set it aside.
  3. While you're roasting the squash, add the onions and 2 tablespoons of the butter to a large, ovenproof skillet over low to medium-low heat. Stir occasionally, cooking the onions until they're deep golden brown. Remove them to a plate and set them aside.
  4. To the same skillet you used to cook the onions, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter over medium-low heat. Sprinkle over the flour and whisk it to make a thin paste. Cook it for 2 minutes, then whisk in the milk. Cook it, whisking gently, for a couple of minutes or until slightly thick. Taste and adjust seasonings. You'll probably want to add more salt!
  5. Turn the heat to low and stir in the mashed butternut squash. When it is warmed, stir in the cheese. If the sauce is overly thick when the cheese is melted, add a splash of milk. Keep stirring until the sauce is nice and hot, then stir in the macaroni. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  6. Melt the remaining butter and combine it with the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the macaroni and bake it (I do it straight in the skillet!) at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the crumbs
  7. Serve immediately!
Notes
  1. © 2015, The Pioneer Woman | Ree Drummond. All rights reserved.
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