Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Butternut squash and sweet potato soup is a delicious and healthy soup that is perfect for chilly evenings.

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Main ingredients, Butternut squash, Sweet potatoes, Onion, Garlic, Vegetable broth, Dried thyme, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Salt, Black pepper, Olive oil, and Heavy cream.

Preparation time: 20-25 minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

Butternut squash1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped into 1-inch pieces
Sweet potatoes2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
Onion1 medium onion, chopped
Garlic2 cloves garlic, minced
Vegetable broth4 cups vegetable broth
Dried thyme1 teaspoon dried thyme
Cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Salt1/2 teaspoon salt
Black pepper1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Olive oil2 tablespoons olive oil
Heavy cream 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup

  1. Olive oil should be warmed in a sizable pot over medium heat. For about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and clear, add the minced garlic and onion.
  2. Stir together all the sweet potatoes and butternut squash after adding them to the pot in pieces.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, dried thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. The soup should be brought to a boil before being simmered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the veggies are fork-tender.
  4. Put the soup on low heat and give it a few minutes to cool. Until the soup is entirely smooth, puree it in a blender.
  5. Warm the soup thoroughly with the heavy cream, if using, over low heat.
  6. If wanted, top the hot soup with croutons or fresh herbs.

Nutrients facts

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 24 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Sugars: 5 grams
  • Sodium: 430 milligrams
  • Vitamin A: 340% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin C: 25% of the DV
  • Calcium: 8% of the DV
  • Iron: 10% of the DV
  • Potassium: 610 milligrams

Serving suggestions

  1. Crusty bread: Serve warm crusty bread or bread rolls on the side of the soup. It will help to scoop the soup and savor the flavors.
  2. Toppings: Sprinkle some crispy bacon bits, croutons, roasted pumpkin seeds, or chopped herbs such as parsley, cilantro, or thyme on top of the soup to add a little crunch and texture.
  3. Salad: Serve the soup with a fresh and vibrant salad, such as mixed greens or spinach, to balance out the richness of the soup.
  4. Grilled cheese sandwich: Pair the soup with a classic grilled cheese sandwich for a hearty and comforting meal.
  5. Spicy kick: For a little bit of heat, add some red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, or hot sauce to the soup.
  6. Sweet potato fries: Serve the soup with some sweet potato fries on the side for a fun and flavorful twist.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  1. Roasted Vegetable Salad: Roast butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and other vegetables like Brussels sprouts or carrots, and serve over a bed of mixed greens with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.
  2. Veggie Tacos: Top corn tortillas with roasted sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and black beans, and add fresh salsa, sliced avocado, and a dollop of sour cream.
  3. Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Mash: Combine roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash in a food processor with a tablespoon of butter, salt, and pepper, and blend until smooth.
  4. Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Casserole: Layer sliced roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash with a creamy sauce made from sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and herbs, and bake until bubbly and golden brown.
  5. Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup with Lentils: Add cooked lentils to the soup and simmer for an additional 10 minutes to add some protein and fiber to the dish.
  6. Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Curry: Simmer roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash in a fragrant curry sauce with coconut milk and spices like turmeric, ginger, and cumin.

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