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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Cold weather is just not my thing. I really shouldn’t complain because I have lived in colder climates but how nice would 75 to 80 degrees be year round? Tell me where I can find this place and I’m there! But in the meantime with cooler temperatures comes the need to warm up. And what better way to warm up then with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup? There are a few extra ingredients thrown that makes this soup extra tasty and in my opinion better. LOL. Plus it’s National Soup Month! So why not enjoy a delicious bowl of soup. 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

 

The best part of all is this soup is it’s toddler approved and it gives you a chance to get some great ingredients in for your picky eater. Sugar Plum Z isn’t really a picky eater however she has been known to have days when she wants nothing but porridge and fresh fruit. This happens to be one of those weeks so when she zeroed in and devoured her soup I was a happy mama. Score Mama 1 – Toddler 0. She also made artwork and hair conditioner out of her second serving. Yep she evened the score and left me with a big cleanup job but the soup was a hit so it’s a win all around. 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Zoe 1

So what are the bonus ingredients that give this butternut squash soup extra flavor and make it a big toddler win: A baked sweet potato and a granny smith apple plus my one of my favorite spices. I also threw in a few splashes of Tabasco and Worcestershire Sauce. 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Another hilarious moment was when the soup overflowed from the blender. Sugar Plum Z was so delighted. Just call her the clean-up crew. She cleaned up by eating the spilled soup right off the counter while shouting “yummy mommy.” All I could do was laugh but that is also the moment I knew the soup was a hit.  

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large butternut squash
  2. 1 medium sweet potato
  3. 1/2 large Granny Smith apple
  4. 2 tbsp unsalted butter -divided
  5. 3/4 yellow onion
  6. 2 cups chicken broth
  7. 2 cups water
  8. 1/3 cup heavy cream
  9. 1 bay leaf
  10. 4-5 shakes of Tabasco Sauce
  11. 2 shakes of Worcheshire Sauce
  12. Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425°F
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the squash pieces cut-side up on the baking sheet. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and brush all of over the squash. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap sweet potato in foil paper and place along side squash. Roast until fork tender, about 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Peel, core, and cut the apple into medium dice. Cut the onion into medium dice. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in a large saucepan. Add the apple and onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 7 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Using a large spoon, scoop the flesh into the saucepan with the sautéed apples and onions; discard the skins.
  5. Add the broth, water, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, stir to combine, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, discard bay leaf and stir in the cream.
  6. Using a blender (with pour lid removed), purée the soup in batches until smooth, Taste and adjust seasoning.
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What’s your favorite soup for chilly weather? 

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  • Reply
    Sonya
    January 14, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    I love butternut squash soup. I’ve never tried it with a sweet potato, but it sounds good. Unfortunately, I’m the only one in my house that eats it. So I don’t make it as often as I would like but I’m going to try this recipe out next week.
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 2:02 PM

      Substitute it with all sweet potatoes if that’s what your family enjoys. Use 4-6 potatoes depending on the size of your family.

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    Stephanie
    January 14, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Yum! Beautiful pics too!

    • Reply
      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Thanks Stephanie.

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    Vashti (veepeejay.com)
    January 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Haha! I always loved this pic of Zoe! She thoroughly enjoyed that soup! I’m not a fab of squash but yours looks so yummy, that it’s worth a try 🙂
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      You will love it Vee. The extras give it a nice flair. You can also substitute the squash for all sweet potatoes. You will need 5-6 potatoes. Zoe is a mess!

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    Tracy Gibb
    January 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Looks delicious! Plus I love that your daughter made it a dinner/hair conditioner combo! Ha ha ha!
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 1:59 PM

      Thanks Tracy and LOL. Yep, it doubles as hair conditioner.

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    tammileetips
    January 14, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Your daughter is adorable!! I love Butternut Squash and never thought to add an apple to the soup!! I am going to have to try this out sounds like the perfect combination! I bet this would be great to make a big batch of and freeze extras for later.
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 1:59 PM

      Thanks Tammi. The soup is definitely a good one to freeze. I usually freeze a batch but we ate it all and a little leftover for the next day.

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    Christine St.Vil
    January 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Girrrrrlllll this soup looks amazing! I just started using butternut sqush in recipes and just made some soup a few days ago. But this…sweet potato and apple on my! Can’t wait to try it out 🙂 I’ve saved the recipe!
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 1:31 PM

      Do it Christine. You won’t regret it. I promise.

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    Christine St.Vil
    January 14, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Annnnnnddd can I just say how ridiculously gorgeous Sugar Plum Z is???? Just absolutely precious 🙂
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 1:58 PM

      Awww thanks Christine. She is a mess! A lovely, gorgeous and two year old behaving little mess. LOL

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    Adanna
    January 14, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Oh, I love this. I’m going to have to try this recipe for the kids.
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 1:57 PM

      Thanks Adanna. I think your babies will love it.

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    Stacie
    January 14, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    This soup looks awesome. I usually don’t eat squash, but you have me thinking twice! Cute baby too!

    • Reply
      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 1:30 PM

      Thanks Stacie. Give it a try. You can also roast 4-6 sweet potatoes and make it without the squash but the squash is yummy! I promise.

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    Nicole Brewer
    January 15, 2015 at 5:00 AM

    Yummy, it’s great to get new recipes for a non-cook like me lol. Thanks.
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 1:56 PM

      I hope you make it Nicole. It really is easy. Hardest part is waiting for the squash & potato to bake.

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    Taya
    January 15, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    That looks thick and yummy. I actually have some sweet potato soup in the pantry. I may make this soup and blend it in because it doesn’t’ seem to be as thick as this would be! I guess the two would complement each other well. I love that pic of your daughter! My son would never have done that, he took the fun out of it all!
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      M J
      January 15, 2015 at 1:29 PM

      Yes the sweet potato definitely added some thickness to the soup. Give it a go and enjoy.

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