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Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

It is March, which means madness!:) I LOVE March Madness! I think my dad had me filling out a bracket as a baby. Our family really gets into basketball, so this is a fun and crazy time for us! I am sad Illinois didn’t make the tournament, but I think they will be good next year:) I don’t have a favorite team, but I am still excited to watch and hopefully see a few upsets-Kansas-you can lose anytime, thanks:)

I never get sick of soup. I know it is spring and all, but soup remains on the menu at our house all year long. I had a butternut squash and sweet potato sitting on the counter together. A light bulb went on “upstairs” and I decided to turn them into soup. I found a lonely carrot in the fridge, so I invited him to the party as well:)

I roasted the vegetables in the oven to bring out their best flavors. Then I threw everything in a pot with an onion, garlic, vegetable broth, and spices. I pureed the soup with my magic wand and was very pleased with my roasted squash soup. It is very creamy and smooth. The cinnamon adds a hint of sweetness that had me wanting more.

Don’t give up on soups just yet, try this one and then you can get out the spring and summer recipes!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the March Madness!

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients:

1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans low sodium vegetable broth (15 oz.)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a large baking sheet add the chopped butternut squash, sweet potato, and carrot. Drizzle with olive oil and toss the veggies to make sure they are all coated with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Stirring every 15 minutes or so. Remove the veggies from the oven and set aside.

2. In a large soup pot, add the olive oil. Add in the onion. Cook until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Stir in the roasted veggies. Cook for five minutes.

4. Add in the vegetable broth and water. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and pepper. Stir.

5. Let the soup cook for 20 minutes.

6. Puree the soup with a hand held blender. If you don't have one, transfer soup to a blender and puree in batches.

7. Serve the soup hot. You can freeze this soup!

If you like this soup, you might also enjoy:

Butternut Squash Apple Soup from Two Peas and Their Pod
Vegetable Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Rosemary from Two Peas and Their Pod
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup from Two Peas and Their Pod
Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Fried Sage from Local Lemons
Sweet Potato Soup with Maple and Bacon from Cookin Canuck

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64 Responses to “Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup”

  1. Tracy — March 22, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    Just made this recipe and I’m very happy with the result. I roasted all the veggies including the onion and garlic. I didn’t add nutmeg and the taste is still outta this world. Thank you for the recipe

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  6. Linda Nelson — September 11, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    The veggies from my CSA are piling up, especially the butternut and sweet potatoes so that’s what I googled andgot your recipe. Can’t wait to try it
    Thanks

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  9. Help! I live with my Italian mother in law — October 12, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Hi! I just made this soup today for my husband and it was a big hit! So yummy!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    Fyi, i didn’t have any carrots so I put a green apple in there :)

    Ciao, Leah

  10. natasha — October 16, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    I added a roasted red pepper, smoked paprika, a bit of ground red pepper and substituted whole milk for the water.
    It is so so good!

  11. Bex — November 19, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    I absolutely loved this soup. i made my own vegetable stock and this came out perfect. the best soup i have ever made. Thank you

  12. Two Peas — November 19, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    You are welcome!

  13. Haily — November 21, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    I made this soup recipe for thanksgiving and it was delicious! Thank you for your simple yet tasty recipe.

  14. Tina — September 6, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    Delicious recipe, thank you!!

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  16. Emily — October 22, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    Hi,

    I was wondering what the nutrition facts were?

  17. Debbie — January 6, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    I love this! However I bake the whole squash cut in half and then it is super easy to just scoop out the insides.

  18. Erin — February 3, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    Silly question, but are you supposed to use 15 oz or 30 oz of broth?

  19. Two Peas — February 3, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

    I use 15 oz cans

  20. lauren — February 6, 2014 @ 2:06 am

    Made this tonight and honestly it might be the best thing I ever made. Creamy and delicious! This recipe is golden! Thanks!

  21. lauren — February 6, 2014 @ 2:10 am

    Also I think Erin above might be asking how much total broth the recipe calls for and I think it’s 30 oz total. I used a 900 ml carton (which equals 30 oz)

  22. Nicole Renee — February 8, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

    This soup tastes amazing and is super easy to make!

  23. Theresa Rupp — November 15, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    I made this recipe exactly as directly and it was TO DIE FOR! Definately is going to be a family favorite. Thank you so much for sharing.

  24. Sarah — January 14, 2015 @ 11:19 am

    Love this soup. I have made it several times and it has been a hit! This last time I made it I added a peeled and diced apple and roasted it along with the other veggies, so so good!

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