Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

2 pounds butternut squash, cubed
2 cups chicken broth
3 Tbsp. oil, divided
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Salt and pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Orange zest

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss butternut squash with 2 Tbsp. olive oil; season with salt and black pepper. Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet. Roast until squash is tender and lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  2. In a blender, add the squash and broth; blend until smooth.
  3. In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp. oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and shallots; cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the pureed butternut mixture, evaporated milk, cinnamon, cayenne pepper. Stir; salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. Serve with orange zest and fresh ground pepper.

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