Frugal Foodie Mama: Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup

Roasted butternut squash & creamy pumpkin are blended together with warm spices & a little kick of heat in this perfect for fall Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup...

Roasted butternut squash & creamy pumpkin are blended together with warm spices & a little kick of heat in this perfect for fall Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup.
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While I am not a fan of the cooler temps (and *gasp* the impending snow), there is one thing I do look forward to as fall progresses into early winter and that is the ushering in of one of my favorite seasons of the year- soup season! Honestly, we eat soup all year round in this house. But I definitely kick up my comforting and cozy soup game once the temperatures start to dip below the 40's on the regular.

I mean, what is better than a bowl of warm and creamy homemade soup when it is a cold and rainy (or snowy) outside? Not much else, folks. Except for maybe a mug of my Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum or a dish of my Slow Cooker Apple Butter Rice Pudding. ;)

This recipe for Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup that I am sharing with you all today just might be the best fall inspired homemade soup recipe that I have come up with so far for the blog. It is creamy & smoky, with a little kick of heat, and a touch of spice & sweetness. Everything you could possibly ask for in a fall time soup! 



Roasted butternut squash & creamy pumpkin are blended together with warm spices & a little kick of heat in this perfect for fall Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup.


This soup is perfect for spending a weekend afternoon at home with while you dive into your new Disney+ subscription. It would also make the perfect starter for that Thanksgiving dinner menu you are planning for next week.


Roasted butternut squash & creamy pumpkin are blended together with warm spices & a little kick of heat in this perfect for fall Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup.


This comforting soup is the perfect blend of roasted butternut squash and creamy pumpkin. It gets a nice kick of flavor from the combination of warm spices and just a little spicy heat from the chipotle pepper & adodo sauce. I like to top each bowl with a swirl of cooling sour cream and a crumble of smoky, thick cut bacon.


Roasted butternut squash & creamy pumpkin are blended together with warm spices & a little kick of heat in this perfect for fall Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup.


A few tips & tricks for making this soup:
  • You can easily transform this soup into a vegetarian/vegan friendly dish by swapping the chicken broth for vegetable and leaving off the bacon and sour cream. 
  • If you are not a fan of butternut squash, you certainly could try another roasted fall squash like acorn or kabocha in this recipe. Don't like squash at all? Try roasting a pie pumpkin instead and go for an all pumpkin soup.
  • I loved using the thick cut bacon for topping this soup, but crispy pancetta or prosciutto would work just as well.



Yield: Serves 6-8
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Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup

Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup

prep time: 1 hour cook time: 30 min total time: 1 hour & 30 min

ingredients:

  • 1 medium butternut squash- peeled, roasted, & mashed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adodo, chopped with 1 tbsp of the adobo sauce
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 32 oz. (4 cups) of chicken broth
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 6-8 slices of bacon- cooked & chopped for topping soup

instructions:

How to cook Chipotle Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot or dutch oven. Add in the onions & garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Then add in the cumin, smoked paprika, & chipotle pepper & adodo sauce. Saute 1-2 minutes more.
  2. Stir in the mashed butternut squash, the pumpkin puree, chicken broth, oregano, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat, and then simmer for another 20-25 minutes. Season with salt & pepper, to taste.
  3. Puree the soup in small batches using a blender and then return to the pot. Alternatively, I prefer to use an immersion blender instead so you there is no transferring needed. 
  4. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with a swirl sour cream and some crisp chopped bacon. Enjoy!

NOTES:

Prep time includes roasting the butternut squash & cooking the bacon. I used this method for roasting it except I omitted the salt, pepper, & brown sugar. For my method on baking perfectly crisp bacon, CLICK HERE.

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