Barefoot by the Sea: Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

Monday, November 17, 2014

Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

There is nothing like a big, beautiful bowl of soup!  When the weather turns chilly or downright freezing, our family loves to share delicious bread and a hearty meal.  It warms both our bellies and our hearts.  Recently, I whipped up this delicious Acorn Squash soup that was rich in flavor and health benefits!  Warm and comforting - not to mention beautiful in color, this is worth making again!  I think it would make a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table as something a little different.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium acorn squash 
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tart cooking apples (I used Granny Smith), peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable broth 
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut squash in half, remove seeds.  Place squash, cut sides up, in a pan.  Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until tender.  Cool, remove meat from rind and set aside. 
  2. Melt butter over medium heat.  Cook onion in butter for 2-3 minutes.  Stir in apples, thyme and basil.  Cook for about 3 minutes and stir in broth.  
  3. Once cool, transfer everything over to your blender.  Add maple syrup, curry, cumin, salt, pepper and almond milk.  You may need to blend in smaller batches until your soup is pureed. 
  4. From there, I usually put everything into my slow cooker and keep on low. It smells delicious and is wonderful served with a nice loaf of bread! 

(Napkins available by Fiber and Thread, shop here)
Do you have a favorite soup recipe that you make time and time again question mark I would love to know, I'm always expanding my "soup cabinet"!

PS - I just updated my post since a friendly reader ;) brought it to my attention that I posted this as Acorn Soup instead of Acorn SQUASH soup!  Oops!  


7 comments:

  1. Perfect! It's definitely soup season. We had our first day off school for snow today!

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    1. I wondered if we would have a delay but no such luck! We love snowdays around here! Especially the very first one! :)

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  2. This looks so good! I was wondering about Acorn Soup but thrilled to see it was Acorn Squash soup. I do have some favorites that I make over and over. ..creamy carrot, potato chowder, no-chicken orzo Italian wedding seem to be my three favorites lately!

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    1. Oops! Just updated this post. Yeah, acorn soup - that could be concerning! ;) but nutty?

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  3. Ha! Even after you fixed the title, my sleep deprived mama brain still read it as acorn soup...I was slightly concerned that you were fighting off the squirrels for dinner :-) Although, I have seen a blogger get acorns and make acorn flour to cook with.

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  4. I have been trying so many new ways to prepare squash ( with my new eating plan), and this is definitely going on the menu soon. That reminds me.... Do you have any quinoa recipes you can recommend? I am trying to incorporate that into more meals :) P.S. All time favorite soup is Wild Rice!

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  5. Hi,
    This is a fun idea.
    I am going to give it a try. We love soup!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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