Two bowls of butternut squash and sweet potato soup with crispy sage.
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Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

Ultra creamy, warming and comforting this Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup Recipe is sure to be a favourite this fall. It has warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and smoked paprika and a touch of sweetness from maple syrup.  So delicious!
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword butternut squash, soup, fall recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 155kcal
Author Dawn Coombs

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash -about 2.5 lbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil -plus 1 tsp for roasting squash
  • 1.5 tsp salt -divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper -divided
  • 1 onion -chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic -minced
  • 2 sweet potatoes -cubed, about 1 lb
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 5 cups vegetable stock -unsalted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Carefully cut butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds and drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp each of salt and black pepper.
  • Place squash cut side down and bake for about 40 minutes until squash is cooked through when pierced with a knife.  Let cool slightly. Scoop out butternut squash. Reserve.
  • In a dutch oven or large pot on medium heat add 1 tbsp of olive oil and cook onion for about 5 minutes.  Add garlic to onion and cook 1 minute.
  • Add sweet potato, cinnamon, nutmeg, smoked paprika, remaining 1.25 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of black pepper.  Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Next, add veggie stock and reserved cooked butternut squash, bring to a low simmer, cover ajar and cook for 15 minutes until sweet potato is cooked through. 
  • Off heat stir in yogurt and maple syrup. 
  • With the highest setting on your immersion blend, blend soup until smooth and creamy.  Garnish with crispy sage leaves (optional).  Enjoy!

Notes

  • I always use 'unsalted' stock in my recipes. I like to do that because I can control the sodium content a little more.  If you use a 'salted' variety, keep in mind that you may need less salt added.
  • When I originally made this recipe, I used heavy cream instead of whole milk Greek yogurt.  The heavy cream works lovely too, but I enjoy the yogurt a little more and it's lighter.
  • I highly recommend garnishing with crispy sage leave because they're delish.  
  • Speaking of crispy sage leaves, garnish and enjoy as soon as serving.  Like with anything crispy, once it hits moisture (aka soup), it will loose it's crispiness.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 657mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 400.3% | Vitamin C: 35.3% | Calcium: 10.6% | Iron: 7.1%