Homemade Acorn Squash Soup

Looking for an easy acorn squash soup recipe? This is one your entire family will love and it’s perfect to fill a thermos for school lunch!
Let’s be honest. Everything fall is pumpkin and squash this and that… yet your family turns their nose to their delicious taste! Are you not a squash lover?  Neither was I until I tried THIS SOUP!

During the fall and winter months, my kids are constantly requesting soup for dinner. This is fine by me!

It’s easy to sneak a ton of vegetables into homemade soups,  AND it makes packing lunch the next day a cinch.

Just pull out your trusty thermos container, and pack with some cracker, a small sandwich or side salad. Voila! Leftovers used up, and dinner has been transformed into a tummy warming lunch for the next day!

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Homemade Acorn Squash Soup

  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Lunch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/4 cup of chopped celery
  • 2 TB butter
  • 1 TB and 1 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp chicken bouillon granules ( or vegetable substitute for you veggies)
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • 1/8 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 and 1/3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 12 oz of 2% milk
  • 2 cups mashed cooked acorn squash
  • pinch of chili powder
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  1. To cook the squash, pierce with fork a couple times. Then place uncut whole squash in the microwave for 5 mins. Take out, cut in half and scoop out seeds. Then place 1 of the halves of squash, cut side down in the microwave for 8 more mins. Repeat for other half. Scoop out squash and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute the onion and celery in butter.
  3. Stir in flour, bouillon, dill, curry, chili powder & paprika until blended.
  4. Gradually add broth and milk.
  5. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the squash, salt and pepper; heat through.
  6. In a blender, process the soup in batches until smooth.
  7. Pour into bowls; garnish with bacon.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 4

 

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Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.