savory roasted butternut squash & red pepper soup

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Ashley Burnam
from Phoenix, AZ

I love anything with butternut squash. Since it's finally soup weather I had to make this! It's very hearty, savory, just a tiny but sweet and makes your whole house smell like fall.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Having a warm soup in the fall is a delicious lunch or dinner. This roasted butternut squash soup recipe is hearty and savory. All the spices blend well together and give the recipe a kick of flavor. Roasted red peppers add a hint of sweetness to the soup. It is a labor of love, but so worth it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6ish
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For savory roasted butternut squash & red pepper soup

  • 3 lb
    diced butternut squash (about 1 inch)
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1
    white onion, coarsley chopped
  • 6
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 can
    fire roasted tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 can
    great northern or cannellini beans- drained
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1-2 dash
    of each: allspice, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha
  • 24-32 oz
    chicken or vegetable stock
  • COATING FOR SQUASH
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, sage, italian seasoning, chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    paprika, cumin, marjoram
  • ROASTED RED PEPPER PUREE
  • 4
    red bell peppers
  • 1 bunch
    fresh basil leaves (about a handful)

How To Make savory roasted butternut squash & red pepper soup

  • Cubed squash on a baking sheet.
    1
    Preheat oven to 400. Cover a large baking sheet (I used a half sheet pan) in foil. Drizzle a layer of olive oil- probably a few tbsp. Dump squash on the pan.
  • Seasoning added to the butternut squash.
    2
    Mix seasonings listed for the squash in a bowl and then sprinkle about half over the top. Toss with your fingers to bring up some of the oil and then add half the remainder of the seasoning and toss again. What's left will be used in a few steps. Bake on 400 for 20 minutes.
  • Tossing the squash.
    3
    After 20 minutes have gone by, toss the squash and return to the oven for another 15-ish minute. You want some browning on the edges but no burning. When it's done, it can hang out on the counter for a bit until you need it.
  • Butter, garlic, onion, and seasonings in a stockpot.
    4
    While the squash is in the oven, add the butter and garlic to a large stockpot on medium heat. Let that simmer, stirring occasionally, until the garlic begins to turn golden. Then add the onion and remainder of the squash seasonings plus the allspice.
  • Squash, beans, and tomatoes added to the pot.
    5
    Simmer the onion for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Then add the squash, Worcestershire, beans, and tomatoes. Cook on medium for a few minutes while stirring.
  • Stock added to the stockpot.
    6
    Add 3 cups of vegetable or chicken stock (or enough to be even with the top of the vegetables). Let it come to a boil, add a squirt or two of sriracha. Then reduce heat to simmer and cover for 30 minutes. You can stir it after about 15 and lower the heat if it starts boiling vigorously.
  • Roasting the red peppers.
    7
    At some point when you have a minute, put the bell peppers on a pan in the oven. Roast them on 400 for about 40 minutes, rotating after 20. When they're beginning to burn on the outside (on all sides) they're done. Let them rest on a plate until they're cool enough to handle barehanded. The skin should come off very easily, remove the seeds and throw the meat into a blender or food processor with the basil and some pepper. Puree until smooth and that's done for now.
  • Blending with an immersion blender.
    8
    The soup can simhmer/boil until the squash starts to get very mushy. Once it is, turn off the heat and puree to your preferred consistency with an immersion blender or regular blender.
  • Adding sour cream to the soup.
    9
    Add the sour cream and stir. Add any seasonings if it needs them as well.
  • Savory Roasted Butternut Squash & Roasted Red Pepper Soup in a bowl.
    10
    Now you can serve it! For dinner, I put the soup in a bowl and put some of the red pepper puree in the middle (mostly because it looked pretty) but you can also mix all of the puree right into the soup. It's really good with some crusty bread.
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