Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Crockpots are a lifesaver on weeknights or any day with a busy schedule. At least once a week, I try to make something for dinner in the crockpot. I love being able to throw the ingredients in and just let it cook. Lately, I’ve been on a real soup kick — it’s the perfect warm dinner for a cool fall day. And I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off November than sharing a roasted butternut squash soup with all of you!

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This crockpot soup is just a little more labor intensive since I roasted the butternut squash before putting it in the crockpot. But, I will say that the extra 20-30 minutes of roasting is totally worth it when it comes to the flavor. And speaking of the flavor, don’t be fooled by the 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper — it’s pretty spicy, but it still gives the soup a good kick. For some added crunch, I added the crispy leeks and proscuitto, but you could also use shallots, pancetta or even goat cheese would be delicious!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Leeks & Prosciutto
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, diced
  • 2 leeks, diced
  • 2-3 TBS olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet toss the butternut squash with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast for 20-30 minutes, or until tender. To the crockpot, add the roasted squash, garlic, yellow onion, vegetable broth and cayenne pepper. Cook on high for 4 hours. When finished cooking, transfer the mixture (probably working in two batches) to a blender (or use an immersion blender) blending until smooth. Transfer the soup back to the crockpot. In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat and add the prosciutto and leeks and saute until crispy and place on top of soup.
Thanks for stopping by and happy cooking!
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9 thoughts on “Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Yet another delicious recipe, girlie, and another I've saved to make myself! I love using my crockpot during the weekdays, too, it really is a life saver when I haven't had much time to plan ahead and have all the basics for a soup or when I'm just too lazy, haha! Thank so much for sharing and I hope you're having the best start to your week so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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