This soup has both sweet and spicy notes and that makes it a perfect winter comfort food in a bowl!
Can you believe that it’s almost Halloween?!! I feel that October just started few days back and now here we are with only a day between us and November!! Soon there will be Christmas!
Temps have started to come down here now and weather like this demands a soul warming soup. I will be honest here and tell you that I am not much of a butternut squash soup eater but this combo – TO DIE FOR. Not lying, when I say that I made 3 big bowls of this soup and ate it all by myself in 2 days! This is one healthy, nourishing bowl of goodness. The sweetness from roasted squash and the spiciness from poblano pepper gives it a kick that you usually see in holiday dishes loaded with spices such as ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. To me butternut squash and poblano soup represents beginning of cold weather,big fuzzy sweaters, endless cups of hot chocolates and warm comforting foods.
So seriously make this soup. It is stupidly simple to make and freezes like a charm. Make a big batch of it and have it for a quick nourishing goodness filled dinner ready in minutes. The day you are planning on eating the leftovers, just take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in refrigerator or kitchen countertop. Before serving, heat it nicely all the way through and serve with yogurt or sour cream along with a good amount of these crunchy ghee roasted squash seeds!
- 3 cups chopped butternut Squash
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 Poblano pepper
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 4 oz apple cider beer
- 1.5 cups water
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Salt & Black Pepper to taste
- Butternut Squash Seeds (That you pull out of the butternut squash)
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp ghee or coconut oil or any other high temperature oil
- Pre heat oven to 400F.
- In a lined baking pan, throw all the butternut squash. To it add salt and olive oil and stir it around using hands. Bake for around 30 minutes or until fork tender.
- To grill a poblano pepper, see **.
- In a hot deep pot, add chopped onions and chopped poblano pepper. Stir it around for 3-5 minute. Add apple cider beer and deglaze the pot. Add water, butternut squash pieces, nutmeg, salt, black pepper. Bring it to a boil and cook for 3-5 minutes. Using a hand blender, blend it until smooth. Add more water if you feel it's thick. Taste and adjust seasoning as per your taste buds.
- Serve with ghee roasted squash seeds and sour cream or yogurt.
- Pull out all the seeds from butternut squash. Transfer them to a strainer and under running water. Pull out everything except the seeds. Once properly cleaned, dry them using a paper towel. Throw them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Add ghee and salt and stir them around. Bake at 400F for 12-15 minutes.
And now lets get Halloweening!! I got some of my favorite links around the internet and felt like you might like these!
- How jiggly are these??
- These are so delicious that I am not Scared!!
- Just love love these cookies!! How fun are these for kids and adults alike?!!
- Totally buying these test tubes to do this!!
Not so much Halloweening!
- I adore her blog and I just adore her photographs. So bright and refreshing!
- This salad. I just want to run to the grocery store!!
- I am not lying when I say that I have NEVER ever eaten a spaghetti squash! Ahem, well I am ready to jump on the bandwagon with this!
- Ohh and I just ordered her cookbook too!! Yay! Heard it’s a bomb of a cookbook!
- Look at these!! Love how she colored these seeds!!
That’s all folks!! Happy Halloween!!
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IshitaUnblogged saysOctober 30, 2014 at 9:50 AM
I love the look of all the blogposts – specially the jute texture below the soup bowls.
naivecookcooks saysOctober 30, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Annie | MontgomeryFest saysOctober 30, 2014 at 10:24 AM
yumm! this is perfect to hit the soup + fall flavors craving thats going on in a big way!
naivecookcooks saysOctober 30, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Catalina @ Shades of Pink saysOctober 30, 2014 at 11:32 AM
I like a creamy soup with a spicy kick. Great flavors here.
naivecookcooks saysOctober 30, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Sues saysOctober 30, 2014 at 11:59 AM
I feel like months definitely go by faster the older we get. But I swear I’ve heard MORE people say this October was the fastest month yet than ever before. It’s crazy. This soup looks so delicious- I do love butternut squash soup, but think the addition of poblano must make it even better!!
All That I'm Eating saysOctober 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Great idea for soup, love the roasted seeds.
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. saysOctober 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM
I’m not generally one for butternut squash soup either, but this one looks interesting! I love the addition of the poblano pepper for some spiciness. Going to have to try it!
Linda @ Veganosity saysOctober 30, 2014 at 3:02 PM
The soup looks incredible. Spicy squash soup, yes please! I also love the links you shared. Thank you!
Manali @ CookWithManali saysOctober 30, 2014 at 5:50 PM
delicious looking soup Ami! and l love the pics, the jute mat is wonderful! Pinned to try 🙂
mira saysOctober 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM
I love the way your butternut squash soup turned!Like how you used apple cider beer! The links are amazing, thanks for sharing!
Kelly - A Side of Sweet saysOctober 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM
Ooo, sqaush + spice = perfection! This looks amazing! Going to tuck this away for a dreary November day!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter saysNovember 1, 2014 at 5:31 AM
This soup look fantastic, Ami! I love butternut squash and it sounds wonderful with the apple cider and poblano pepper. Can’t believe it’s November already too!