Everything Autumn Soup

Soup is for me what mac ‘n cheese is for my kids – ultimate comfort. If my husband would allow I’d fix soup every evening during the fall and winter months. It just feels like the perfectly cozy meal I need to cap off the cool days.

If you’re a soup lover like me, you’re always trying new recipes. A hint of that and an extra dash of that can turn a plain soup into something very special and this Everything Autumn Soup does just that! I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 apple
  • 1 butternut squash (or 16 ounces of frozen cubes)
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 onion
  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Optional: homemade croutons and pumpkin seeds

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. While it heats prepare your soup base – core and slice theĀ apple (keep the skin attached), peel the parsnips and sweet potatoes and roughly slice or cube and peel and slice the onion. Place on a baking sheet and toss in olive oil.

If you opt for a whole butternut squash leave it whole and place on a separate baking sheet. Once it is baked it will be much softer and easier to slice in half and scoop out the seeds.

Bake the soup base blend for 30-40 minutes.

Puree the soup base in two batches via a blender and pour into a large stockpot. Be sure to vent as your puree to avoid a heat cloud when you open the top! Add spices and chicken stock to the stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and stir in heavy cream.

Top with croutons and pumpkins seeds for a yummy crunch and enjoy!