Meal Kit

Butternut Squash Chowder

with cheesy bread

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Calories Conscious
Vegetarian
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This chowder has all the earmarks of a classic winter meal: hearty, warming, and, well, hot. But to be honest, we could serve it any time. Because it is so delicious, so perfect, so butternut-y beautiful, it doesn't matter what season it is. You'll be lapping it up whether there's snow on the ground or birds in the sky. Tip: Make potatoes easier to cut by making a large slice that leaves a flat surface. Place the flat surface on the cutting board and get to dicing!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 Ciabatta
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • 1 tsp. Seasoned Salt Blend
  • 8 oz. Cubed Butternut Squash
  • 1 Russet Potato
  • 4 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
  • 1 Shallot
  • Info
    ⅓ oz. Butter

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    533
  • Carbohydrates
    65g
  • Fat
    26g
  • Protein
    12g
  • Sodium
    2007mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • Meatlovers! If using protein, cook in a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat with 2 tsp. olive oil. If using diced chicken, pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until chicken browns and reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using shrimp, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook shrimp until opaque and shrimp reaches minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side. If using Beyond Sausage, crumble sausage into bite-sized pieces. Stir often, breaking up "sausage", until warmed through, 6-8 minutes. Vegetarian sausage will not brown. If using Italian sausage, remove from casing, if necessary. Break into smaller pieces until no pink remains and sausage reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Add to recipe as desired.

  1. 1

    Make the Cheesy Ciabatta

    Separate ciabatta halves and cut diagonally. Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add butter. Let melt, 1-2 minutes. Add ciabatta halves to hot pan, cut-side down, and toast until browned, 1-2 minutes. Transfer ciabatta to prepared baking sheet, cut-side up, and top with cheese. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean. Toast in hot oven until cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel and cut potato into 1" chunks. Coarsely chop spinach. Peel and halve shallot. Slice thinly.

  3. 3

    Start the Chowder

    Return pan used to toast ciabatta to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add potato, butternut squash, shallot, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Stir in 1 cup water and mirepoix base until combined. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to medium. Liquid should still be simmering, but not boiling. Simmer until potato and butternut squash are fork-tender, 6-9 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Chowder

    Stir in cream, spinach, and seasoned salt into hot pan. Return to a simmer. Once simmering, stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 3-5 minutes. Remove from burner. If too thick, add water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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