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butternut squash soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Savory squash roasted to perfection with garlic, apples, and lots of fresh herbs! It's a hearty and filling meal that is the ultimate comfort food
4.42 from 24 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute dinner, butternut squash, clean soup
Prep Time: 10 mins
35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Sara Ayesh

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash peeled and chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon salt, separated
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 head fresh garlic
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel your butternut squash using a potato peeler, cut in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds.
  • Then dice into 1 inch cubes.
  • Add to a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and the garlic powder.
  • Cut the top off of the head of garlic and add that to the sheet pan as well. Pour olive oil over the top to saturate it (so it doesn't burn!) bake this all for 30-35 minutes.
  • While that cooks, add the diced onion, apples, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to a dutch oven over medium high heat.
  • Saute the onions and apples for 3-5 minutes then add in chopped sage leaves, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Pour in vegetable broth and water. Bring to a boil and leave to simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Add the roasted squash cubes to a blender or food processor and pour the heated liquid mixture over the top.
  • Blend for a good 1-2 minutes until silky smooth.
  • Add back to pot and stir in heavy cream.
  • Serve in bowls and top with pumpkin seeds, crumbled goat cheese, and a drizzle of cream.