Oven Roasted Squash, Sweet Potato and Carrot soup

The Tasty Fork - Oven Roasted Squash, Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup #healthy #dairyfree #soup

I’m going to be a total girl and talk about the weather… The high temperature on Tuesday was in the single digits. SINGLE digits. And with the wind chill, it felt like -13 degrees. Yes, it’s subzero in Chicago. No one wants to go outside and even inside our home, I can’t seem to get warm enough. I feel like the little kid from The Christmas Story – I have on so many layers and can’t keep my arms down. But I heard it’s going to be in the upper 20′s by the end of the week. Things are heating up.

When it’s cold outside, I try to warm myself up anyway I can. I’ll take a hot shower but then get cold when I’m drying off. I’ll look at our Hawaii pictures to “mentally” warm up, however, that never works. All it does is make me wish I lived in Hawaii. Working out is a temporary fix but commuting to & from the gym really makes we wish we had a home gym. Plus, I think my Mom told me being sweaty and going outside in cold weather makes people sick. (Or is this an Old Wives’ Tale..??)

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup  I  The Tasty Fork #healthy #vegetarian #dairyfree #soup

Soup is something that never fails to warm me up. And when it’s really cold, I’ll go above & beyond to warm the belly. Something as easy as roasting vegetables can really change the taste of a recipe.  Roasting vegetables sweetens and intensifies the flavor instead of losing it into water like steaming or boiling does. And I love standing by the oven when it’s pumped up to 400 degrees. :)

Eating Oven Roasted Squash, Sweet Potato and Carrot soup is equivalent to getting into a warmed bed with a heating pad and being wrapped in a blanket like you’re a burrito. While I was eating dinner, I wasn’t thinking about how cold my feet felt or that another manicure would not save my cuticles from the extremely dry air. All I could focus on was how amazing this soup tastes! Roasting the veggies added a caramelized flavor and the soup had such a creamy texture. I couldn’t believe it was dairy free!

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After writing this post, I’ve come to the realization if I need to distract myself from being cold, all I need to do is eat this soup. Luckily for me, this recipe makes a TON. Hopefully I’ll have enough leftover to make it to the weekend warm up!

meghan sig

Oven Roasted Squash, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

  • 1 butternut squash (about 2 lb), peeled, seeded & diced into cubes
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled & diced into cubes
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into 4 wedges
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 granny smith apple, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line 2 or 3 baking sheets with foil. Divide squash, potatoes, carrots and onion between baking sheets. Drizzle oil, salt & pepper over the veggies. Toss veggies to coat. Roast until lightly brown, about 25 minutes. Stir veggies around the 15 minute mark.
  3. In a soup pot, combine oven roasted veggies & vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Puree the soup by using an immersion blender or a blender working in batches. Taste and season with salt & pepper. Bring soup back up to a simmer.
  5. In a skillet, toast pine nuts. Remove nuts from skillet. Spray skillet with cooking spray. At a medium heat, saute apple cubes for 3 minutes. Set aside.
  6. When soup is ready, ladle into bowls and top with pine nuts, apples and parsley.

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9 Responses

  1. Valinda Makar says

    I just made this tonight. All I can say is AWESOME!!!!! The only thing different was that I added a little freshly grated ginger root. A wonderful dish for a cold snowy day. Thank you.

  2. Tonia@thegunnysack says

    Yum! That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this at What’s In The Gunny Sack!

  3. Christie - Food Done Light says

    Great combination of vegetables. I really love the fresh chopped apple on top for crunch. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    • admin says

      The apples are so tart and it really brings the soup together!

  4. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says

    We eat a LOT of soup here (I’m in Kansas) this time of year, and so I’m always looking for new recipes to try. This looks so pretty and healthy!

    • admin says

      I could use some of this soup today! Midwest is so brrrrr today!

  5. Ruthie says

    Wow.. this looks amazing! I’m sure it tastes even better… Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell party today! Please come again next week http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

    • admin says

      Ruthie, I added your link party to my Saturday list. I’ll be back!

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