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Fall Squash & Sausage Soup

From Tullahoma Locally Grown

<p>You will need:</p> <p>1 medium butternut, Hubbard or other fall squash, peeled, seeded and cut into large dice<br /> 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon<br /> 1 tablespoon Purity butter<br /> 2 large onions, cut into large dice<br /> 6 cloves garlic<br /> 1 cup Tennessee dry red wine<br /> 8 cups chicken stock<br /> 1 pound Odom&#8217;s Tennessee Pride hot sausage, crumbled<br /> 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce<br /> 1 tablespoon Big S Farms hot sauce<br /> 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme<br /> 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano<br /> Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste<br /> Homemade croutons made from Bread for garnish<br /> Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place squash on a roasting pan. Toss to coat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and bake until tender and slightly caramelized (25-30 minutes). Heat butter in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions and saute until tender and browned. Add garlic, roasted squash and wine and cook over high heat until reduced by one-half. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.</p> <p>Meanwhile, heat remaining teaspoon of olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until it is browned. Drain fat. Strain squash mixture through a fine sieve. Puree solids and return puree to stockpot. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat thoroughly. Ladle into individual soup bowls and garnish with homemade croutons. Yield: 6-8 servings.</p> <p>Serve with a side salad dressed with Johnny&#8217;s Gourmet Foods salad dressing and Luzianne iced tea. For dessert, serve Mrs. Sullivan&#8217;s miniature pecan pies inverted on the plate and topped with Purity whipped cream.</p>
Source: from Pick Tennessee Products (Entered by Risa Brown)
Serves: serves 6-8

1 dry red wine

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven to 350.