Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup (Vegetarian)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This is one of my favorite soups. It can easily be vegan-ized by substituting the cream with plain soy milk. The original recipe is from the book "1000 Vegetarian Recipes from Around the World"


  1. Preheat oven to 375F / 190C.
  2. Cut the sweet potato, squash and shallot in half lengthwise. Brush the cut sides with oil.
  3. Put the vegetables, cut sides down in a shallow roasting pan with the garlic cloves.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes until tender and light brown.
  5. When cool, scoop the flesh from the potatoe and squash halves and put in a pan with the shallots. Remove the garlic peel and add the soft insides to the other vegetables.
  6. Add the broth and a pinch of salt.
  7. Bring to just a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very tender (about 30 minutes.).
  8. Let the soup cool slightly, then transfer to a blender and puree until smooth (working in batches if necessary).
  9. Return the soup to the pan and stir in the cream.
  10. Season to taste and simmer for 5-10 minutes until completely heated through.


Most Helpful

Delicious and simple. Used one homegrown acorn squash and 2 medium sweet potatoes.

Only changes I made were no shallots, and evaporated milk instead of cream.

Bonniebunny August 30, 2012

I used home grown acorn squash to make this soup. It was absolutely delicious. It was a bit sweet. Perhaps the soup was sweet because I used in-season vegetables. Great with garlic bread! Though I'm concerned the soup might be a little too fatty.

Cookster9 November 11, 2010

As wonderful as the ingredients sounded to me, this just didn't do anything for me. I associate acorn squash & sweet potatoes with sweetness, so I think I was expecting a sweet soup....which this definitely was not. Very strong shallot flavor which just didn't work with the sweet potatoes and squash for me. Thanks for sharing!

LillyZackMom November 13, 2007

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