Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

serves 8-10

1 medium onion, chopped

2 TB butter

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 2 in. chunks

1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 in. chunks

5 cups chicken broth

1 1/2 tsp. dried sage

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream

In a skillet, cook onion in butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned. Add the garlic and cook 1-2 min. more. Spoon into slow cooker.

Add squash, sweet potatoes, broth and seasonings.

Cover and cook on high 4 hours or on low 6-7 hours.

Let cool slightly, then puree in a blender or using an immersion blender (stick blender) until smooth. Stir in cream.

Recipe Courtesy of: KitchenJoyBlog.blogspot.com