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Roasted Acorn Squash Soup with Homemade Croutons

Sandi Gaertner
An easy vegan roasted acorn squash soup recipe with crunchy homemade pumpkin spice croutons.
4.91 from 31 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Gluten Free Soup Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bowls
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 acorn squash (large)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle (powdered, feel free to use more!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger (powdered)
  • Optional 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Slice the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
  • Brush with olive oil (one tablespoon) and sprinkle a tiny pinch of salt over the halves.
  • Place face up on a baking sheet and bake the squash until the top looks caramelized. (About 30 minutes)
  • In a pot, pour in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the diced onion and garlic and saute until the onion is soft.
  • Scoop out the acorn squash pulp and add to the pot. Pour in the vegetable broth and seasonings. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then turn the temperature to low and simmer another 10 minutes.
  • Use an immersion blender (or regular blender) to liquefy the ingredients. 
  • Add optional parmesan if you don't need this soup to be vegan. Top with homemade croutons.

Notes

  1. You can use canned pureed acorn squash or roast your acorn squash fresh.
  2. Trader Joe's carries a great canned pureed squash that is delicious in this recipe. If you use canned, this recipe is ready in under 20 minutes.
  3. When making the gluten free croutons, you can season them with pumpkin spice, or any other seasoning, making this recipe so flexible!
  4. If you don't have an immersion blender, you can use a Vitamix or regular blender. Just be careful if you use a blender with a plastic container to make sure it can handle the hot liquid without melting. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 668mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 526IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free croutons, roasted acorn squash soup
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