This velvety smooth Spicy Harvest Butternut Squash Soup is packed with the flavors of autumn with butternut squash, tart apple and sweet pear with a touch of spicy heat from ancho chili pepper. This soup is perfect for holiday entertaining or a cold winter’s night.
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One of my favorite fall soups is Butternut Squash Soup – however, I have to confess, I never made it from scratch before. I used to buy it ready made, whether it’s a soup starter from a fancy kitchen store or in tall soup carton at my local grocery store.
The other day, I was picking up some veggies at my local Whole Paychex and I spotted the butternut squash on sale and thought, hmmmmm…. It wasn’t my intention to make soup at first – I thought perhaps I might roast it for a side dish or something, but late one night, it hit me, why not make butternut squash soup from scratch.
This soup is so ridiculously easy that if I can make it, trust me, anyone can. The most effort comes from the veggie chopping and then blitzing in the blender or food processor. I wanted to add a touch of heat to the soup so when I was testing this recipe, I found that you could either add just a slight tinge of ancho chile pepper or a bit more for a spicy bite. To compliment the butternut squash, I wanted to add a bit of complex sweetness with granny smith apple and fresh pear and that took this soup over the top. Garnish with a swirl of Greek yogurt and some toasted pepitas and you have a delicious and comforting soup, perfect for dinner!
This Spicy Harvest Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious holiday starter (perfect for serving in shooter glasses), the first course for Thanksgiving dinner or whenever you want a bowl of comfort, especially when the winter chill sets in. You can prep a pot of this lovely velvety soup and freeze for later. The options are endless.
Instead of reaching for the ready made soup in a box, grab a few fresh ingredients and pantry staples and make this delicious Spicy Harvest Butternut Squash Soup from scratch.
On to the recipe:
Gather your ingredients
Dicing up the butternut squash.
Adding the apples, pears and red pepper
Let’s blitz this lovely in the Vitamix
Look at how velvety smooth it is.
The perfect butternut squash soup
Yields 6-8 This velvety smooth Spicy Harvest Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious first course or bowl of comfort, perfect for a chilly winter’s night. 10 minPrep Time 50 minCook Time 1 hrTotal Time Ingredients Instructions
Aly M. Cleary
This velvety smooth Spicy Harvest Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious first course or bowl of comfort, perfect for a chilly winter’s night.
10 minPrep Time
50 minCook Time
1 hrTotal Time