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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fall Soups- Butternut Squash Soup and Sweet Potato Lentils

Today I am linking up with Lean Lena for Tasty Tuesday!

One thing I love about Fall and Winter is making soups again. I always make them in my slow cooker, and that thing gets used at least once a week. (Best invention ever!)

Last week I made Butternut Squash Soup. It is a lot of work cutting up all the veggies, but it is so worth it! I used her recipe, but changed it a little bit for the slow cooker.

1 butternut squash; peeled, de-seeded, and cubed
2 carrots, cut in thick slices
1 med onion, cubed
2 gala apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp of dried sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 cup light cream
32 oz vegetable stock, pre-made or from scratch

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss squash, carrots, onion, apples, and garlic in large bowl with olive oil and the dried herbs. Spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or tin foil. Roast in oven for about 40 minutes, or until squash is tender and lightly browned. Remove from oven and place the vegetable mixture into crock pot.
Add your vegetable stock. Turn on low for 3-4 hours. When the vegetables are soft, puree the soup in a blender until smooth. You can add more vegetable stock if the soup is too thick. Stir in cream until thoroughly mixed and serve! This is soooo good.


 A soup I made last night was Sweet Potato Lentils.
I was planning on making Lentils, and had a couple sweet potatoes. I'd never even heard of combining the two, but sure enough, I found a recipe for that!
I changed it a little bit to make it my own.

1 32oz container veggie broth
1.5 C water
1 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 16oz package dried lentils, rinsed
2 sweet potatoes, cubed
2 carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced (didn't add these)
2 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp chili powder

Put everything into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 hours. (Depending on your crock pot)
I thought the cinnamon and chili powder was a strange combination, but wow, it was amazing!
What are some of your favorite fall soups?

katie
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17 comments

  1. mmm this sounds amazing! i love soup when the weather is cold, pumpkin is my fave! but too much hassle to make lol

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  2. This sounds so darn good! We haven't made many fall soups this year because Arizona is usually too warm, but my favorites back in NH were always apple and butternut squash soup and our turkey and kale soup. Both are so good!

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    1. I haven't heard of turkey and kale, I'll have to try that one!!

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  3. I love sweet potatoes, lentils and my crock pot. I'll be giving this recipe a try in the very near future! Thanks!

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  4. I love butternut squash soup! It is hands down my fav Fall soup and yours looks soooo good!

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  5. Hey, Katie! Thanks for linking up with Tasty Tuesday today.
    Love the recipes you shared - I'm a big soup person, I can eat soups in the summer time too :)
    Thanks again and hope to see you next week!

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  6. That sound delish - I panic though when I see anything more then 5 ingredients - haha!

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  7. Yum! I love soups and stews, so much so I have had them literally twice in the last 5 days already:)

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  8. I made veggie soup this weekend, too. It is definitely the weather for soup!!!

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  9. Both good options. I love soup in chilly weather. Butternut is always a good option and you can never go wrong with cream of tomato and a grilled cheese!

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