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Acorn Squash + Pasta Soup

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  • Jan 28 2013

  • Posted by: Candice

Need a heartwarming way to roast and slurp to stay warm during the cold months? Here’s a perfect soup for you to cook up for those holiday memories.

Enjoy my loveys! + Stay warm xx ck

Acorn Squash + Pasta Soup
2 medium acorn squash (about 1 1/2 pounds each), split, peeled, seeded and quartered
2 tbsp. butter
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1 cup grated carrot
1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
8 oz. Small Shells (or your favorite small pasta shape), uncooked
Topping (optional):
2/3 Cup Greek yogurt

Cook squash in one inch of water in covered saucepan for 15 minutes, or until tender. Remove squash and allow to cool. Place squash back in pot. Add margarine, onion, carrots, sugar, mace, ginger and cinnamon. Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until vegetables are tender.

Add 3 cups of the broth to pot and puree all in a blender or food processor (or using a handheld blender). Return to the pot and add remaining three cups of broth. Bring to a boil and add pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until pasta is done. Put dollop of sour cream on top of each bowl of soup. Serve hot.
NOTE: If soup is too thick, thin with additional chicken broth.

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Makes 5 servings. Per serving: 395 calories, 5.5 g total fat, <1 g saturated fat, 74 g carbohydrate, 13 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 764mg sodium.


  • KB

    Hey! This sounds GORGEOUS. Just to clear up, do you mean cloves, or bulbs of garlic? The bulb being the whole thing, the clove being the little individual bit of it. I can’t believe two large cloves are going to be enough to flavour so much potato!

    • CandiceKumai

      KB nice catch! sometimes my days are so so crazed I dont have time to revise!! Ok so its one whole head of roasted garlic… Oh my will correct in the recipe too!! Write to me and let me know how deeelish it tis! xxxo

  • KB

    Hey! This sounds GORGEOUS. Just to clear up, do you mean cloves, or bulbs of garlic? The bulb being the whole thing, the clove being the little individual bit of it. I can’t believe two large cloves are going to be enough to flavour so much potato!

    • CandiceKumai

      KB nice catch! sometimes my days are so so crazed I dont have time to revise!! Ok so its one whole head of roasted garlic… Oh my will correct in the recipe too!! Write to me and let me know how deeelish it tis! xxxo

  • Conrad

    u00a0Going to try this tonight. Don’t need 12 potatoes worth, but I’m pretty good with math.u00a0nnBut my question is… the garnish on the potatoes looks like basil.u00a0nIs it? If not, can you please tell me what it is?u00a0nThank you,Conrad

    • Candice Kumai

      Conrad, it tis indeed basil! However you can absolutely use sage, basil, or even thyme if you prefer. Enjoy!!!! :) Let me know how thet come out! xxcku00a0

  • Conrad

     Going to try this tonight. Don’t need 12 potatoes worth, but I’m pretty good with math. 

    But my question is… the garnish on the potatoes looks like basil. 
    Is it? If not, can you please tell me what it is? 
    Thank you,Conrad

    • Candice Kumai

      Conrad, it tis indeed basil! However you can absolutely use sage, basil, or even thyme if you prefer. Enjoy!!!! :) Let me know how thet come out! xxck 

  • Conrad

    My son and I loved these “Smashing Mashers”… My wife, not so much, but what else is new. I wonder if I hadn’t forgotten to add the garnish (basil) if that would have made a difference.u00a0nnWill definitely make this recipe again.u00a0nThanks Candice.u00a0

  • Conrad

    My son and I loved these “Smashing Mashers”… My wife, not so much, but what else is new. I wonder if I hadn’t forgotten to add the garnish (basil) if that would have made a difference. 

    Will definitely make this recipe again. 
    Thanks Candice.