Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup with Spinach Ravioli

The weather has been quite crazy lately where I live, last Thursday it was 60 degrees and then over the weekend it snowed! 🙁  Hopefully it will be the last snow of the season!  Anyhow, I thought it would be great timing to introduce this recipe, perfect for when a cold day sneaks up on you.  A few months ago, I had a delicious butternut squash soup at a local restaurant and the flavor was surprisingly sweet!  And if you’ve read my blog, you know that I have a major sweet tooth.  So I decided to try and make some on my own.  My husband is a huge fan of sweet potatoes so we always have those in stock in our house and I figured the texture was pretty similar so I said let’s throw that in too.  We also had some red pepper that we bought and didn’t know what we were going to use it for, so I said why not? Bake all of those in the oven, mix them in a pot, throw in some chicken broth and spices, puree it up,  throw in spinach ravioli to add some texture and abracadra, bada bing bada boom, you’re done!

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14 oz. can chicken broth
  • dash of thyme, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, curry powder, ginger
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • spinach ravioli (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and red pepper in half length-wise and place face down in a baking dish.
  2. Roast vegetables at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes or until tender.
  3. In pot, saute the garlic and onion in olive oil.
  4. Scoop out softened butternut squash, sweet potatoes and chop red peppers and put into the pot.
  5. Add chicken stock and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove soup from heat and puree with a hand mixer or in a blender.
  7. Serve with cooked spinach ravioli.

Mmmm tasty!  A hint of spice and a hint of sweet, sure to make your stomach happy! This is a pretty thick soup so it could act as a sauce as well… as in it could be called Spinach Ravioli with Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Sauce. Either way, it’s SOUPER delicious!  🙂

25 Comments

  1. Amy
    March 22, 2010 / 11:08 am

    Mmmmm that sounds delish!

  2. Sheena
    March 22, 2010 / 11:29 am

    Yuummm, Sandy!! The pic of the finished product is awesome too!

  3. March 22, 2010 / 11:41 am

    Looks delicious! I happen to have a couple sweet potatoes hanging out…. Maybe I’ll pick up a squash this week and make some soup. 😀 Thanks for the recipe!

  4. March 22, 2010 / 11:59 am

    I’m seriously drooling right now…wow, does that look good! I love sweet potatoes so I’m definitely printing this recipe out…for my husband to make 🙂 (thank god he can cook!!)

  5. March 22, 2010 / 1:08 pm

    looks deeeelicious! hope your next snowfall won’t come around till next winter. yay it’s spring!

  6. March 22, 2010 / 2:50 pm

    oh. my. goodness. That looks absolutely delicious.

    I will definitely have to try to make that soup.

  7. March 22, 2010 / 2:59 pm

    i’m not a huge sweet potato fan, but that looks really good!

  8. March 22, 2010 / 6:00 pm

    looks so yummy!!

    thanks for sharing, I was just looking for more squash recipes! you read my mind 🙂

  9. March 22, 2010 / 7:12 pm

    omg this looks so yummy!!! I am definitely going to have to try this. Also I know how you feel about elephants, I am so obsessed over them right now. I even bought this cute little necklace with one!

  10. March 22, 2010 / 8:39 pm

    Sounds yummy AND healthy!

  11. March 22, 2010 / 9:53 pm

    Looks so good! I love the idea of adding sweet potatoes. Man, I really need to add more orange to mine, yours as way prettier coloring than mine! 🙂

  12. March 22, 2010 / 10:02 pm

    oooh…..that looks soooo good!!! i too love sweet potatoes. i’ve got to try your recipe. thanks for sharing!

  13. March 22, 2010 / 10:17 pm

    oh my word this recipe looks amazing. i can’t wait to try it. love your blog!

  14. March 22, 2010 / 10:59 pm

    That looks so delicious! One of my favorite things to make in the cold weather is a butternut squash soup with apple and pear — it’s so sweet and delicious.

    I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get over here and say hello. I kept peeking in on your site — it’s so lovely and I’m happy I finally have the chance to poke around a bit.

  15. March 23, 2010 / 12:39 am

    Sandy, this looks amazing! I absolutely love each of these flavors individually, so together I know they must be delicious! Can’t WAIT to try! xo

  16. Lai
    March 23, 2010 / 8:56 am

    This looks so yummy! I’m a huge fan of sweet potato too! I’m gonna try this recipe! Thanks Sandy!

  17. Amy
    March 23, 2010 / 10:01 am

    the photos warm my heart <3

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