This is an amazing soup that is so rich and creamy you will be surprised it is actually good for you!
Butternut and acorn squash are high in fiber, vitamin A, and beta-carotene. The turmeric in the curry powder has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for the liver. Cinnamon can help with pain and stiffness in muscles and joints and is great for digestion.
Bottom-line, you have to give this soup a try! Enjoy!
Curried Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 1 small acorn squash
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 quart organic chicken stock
- 1 (8 ounce) package organic cream cheese
- 2 – 3 tablespoons curry powder
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Cinnamon and Cayenne pepper to garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut squash in halves and place skin side up in a roasting pan or casserole dish.
Bake 45 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. The squash will need to cool slightly before handling so while you allow them to cool, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and saute the onion until soft.
Scoop seeds from squash halves and remove skins and discard.
In a blender or food processor (I have a manual food processor that I used), blend the squash, onion, broth, curry powder, and cream cheese until smooth. You will most likely have to do this in a few batches.
Transfer the soup to a pot over medium heat, season with sea salt and pepper to taste, and cook until heated through. Garnish with cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
*I garnished mine with parsley because I thought it would make a nice picture but I did not like the way the parsley tasted with the sweet & spicy flavors of the soup so I would not recommend you add parsley 🙂
Health and blessings!
Randi's passion is to teach people the importance of getting into the kitchen to cook! When people get into the kitchen to cook, they can control their health and their waistline. She uses fresh ingredients and traditional foods in her cooking like butter. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, exercise enthusiast and a consultant for an international marketing company.