Butternut & Acorn Squash Soup Is A Fall Favorite Squash Soup.
Imagine cuddling next to a fireplace or to a loved one during a chilly autumn day with a warm cup of squash soup. This squash soup recipe is our all-time favorite as it’s so easy to make. Fun for you and your loved ones to create together! The use of butternut and acorn squash in this recipe really highlights the abundance of nutrition and flavor. We love stocking up on squashes during the cold months as it is easy for hearty recipes. Your taste buds and belly will thank you for this delicious wholesome soup that’s perfect for any occasion.
What is Butternut and Acorn Squash?
Both butternut and acorn squashes are rich in beta carotene, vitamins, and minerals. To list a few, it contains Vitamin C and Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Fiber. Butternut squash is known to help lower blood pressure, low on the glycemic index, and high in antioxidants. Did you know it is also great for your skin, hair, and overall immune system? The benefits are endless!
TIP: Cook these cut in half on a roasting pan and then scrape the insides with a spoon for an easy way of removing the flesh from the skin.
Picking Your Onions
Onions are dense in nutrition. Which means they are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. Onions are loaded with antioxidants and antibacterial properties. These vegetables are also known to aid in digestion, improve bone density, and control blood sugar.
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Roasting Your Squash
When roasting your Butternut and Acorn squash, cut both in half and season with salt and pepper. Then drizzle little oil and place them face down on the parchment sheet. This helps with all the juices soaking back into the squash and for even cooking.
How To Get Smooth Soup
Running your roasted squash through a fine-mesh strainer will help smooth out your soup. Using the back of your spoon push the squash through the mesh into a bowl to catch the now smooth mixture. If you do not have a strainer you can absolutely use a blender or even an immersion blender.
How To Make Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup
Servings: 6 Cups | Course: Soup | Cuisine: American
- 2 Butternut Squash
- 1 Acorn Squash
- 1 Sweet Onion (diced, small cubes)
- 6 Cloves Garlic (peeled)
- 2 Cups Vegetable Stock or Chicken Bone Broth
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream (add more or less depending on desired consistency)
- 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon Powder
- 1/2 Tbsp Allspice Powder
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 3 Tbsp Avocado or Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 50 minutes
Time needed: 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 450F degrees and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
- Cut your squashes in half lengthwise and deseed with a spoon. Then place your squash skin side down on the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper. Add 2 cloves of garlic to the inside of each squash (the area where the seeds were).
- Turn your squash over so now it is facing downward with the skin side up. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper. Then put into the oven and roast for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Once done remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
- While your squash is cooling, Set a pot on the stove to medium heat and add 2 Tablespoon of oil and your cubed onions. (we used a Dutch oven) Once golden brown, add your Vegetable or Chicken bone broth along with your spices, salt & pepper, and bring to a simmer.
- Add your scooped squash into the pot and stir. Add the garlic you roasted as well for extra flavor. Cook covered for 10 minutes on low flame. Turn off your fire and let rest uncovered for 5 minutes.
- Put a mesh strainer on top of another bowl, add the contents of your pot little by little into the strainer. Using the back of a medium-sized spoon press your squash through the strainer with stirring motion.
- Once done, add back into your pot and stir well. Add in your coconut cream and bring the soup to a simmer. Garnish with pumpkin seeds or thyme and enjoy!
- Optional: Adding fresh herbs will enhance the flavor of your soup!
TIPS: You can also blend this but we found the texture is still smooth but not as fluffy.