Butternut Squash, Potato and Roasted Pepper Soup in Slow Cooker
I rounded up some pantry staples and made this delicious Butternut Squash, Potato and Roasted Pepper Soup in the slow cooker. Easy, delicious and pretty to boot!
For all the FALL lovers out there; how was it? I think we had maybe 2 weeks of fall and now it’s in the 40’s and my tootsies are freezing and that can only mean one thing good. Soup!
I credit this Butternut Squash, Potato and Roasted Pepper Soup to my daughter Emily; we got together for dinner knowing it would be a mish-mash of leftovers and she brought over a butternut squash soup she had made. It was smooth and creamy and her secret was to add a bit of potato.
I loved how it made the soup the perfect texture without having to add flour to thicken it. Plus another thing I loved? Some Poblano peppers that were perfect with just a bit of heat.
Emily and I both receive bi-weekly deliveries from Door to Door Organics and we admit to liberally modifying our orders. She must have gotten the same squash I did but a week earlier so mine was sitting on the counter along with some Yukon Gold potatoes and 4 beautiful Anaheim peppers.
Does that not sound almost spooky? Well, it is the month of Halloween! You know I had to mix it up a little bit but not much…it was too good to really mess with.
The peppers I included certainly contributed to the overall flavor profile but I need something to boost the heat a bit. I had added just a bit of cumin but it needed something more for that slight tickle of heat and for me that meant using some of my Lodo Red Adobo seasoning from Savory Spice Shop.
I feel lucky we have local Savory Spice Shops; they originated with a store in Denver and I’ve been frequenting the one in Littleton on Main Street (yes, it really is a main street too!) for 6 years. I actually remember the first time I went there. I had met some friends at a charming little place that served high tea and afterwards one mentioned she had heard about a new Spice Shop just a block away.
It was a gorgeous day and we all decided to walk on over and check them out. The first thing I noticed? I knew I was there before I was there…the aroma of spices lingers outside the shop and helps to lead you in.
Inside? Literally a cooks nirvana. More spices and spice variations than you can imagine. Fresh, magical spices. Cinnamon to die for, curry too. Cocoa, vanilla, salts…it is truly an adventure for a cook and my only issue with going there is trying not to break the bank…I could, easily.
I just peeled the squash using a vegetable peeler; though I do love the already peeled and cubed butternut squash from Costco, I have to admit this was pretty easy. Especially with that knife; a gift from an event I attended last week.
The sharpest knife I have ever owned; it was like cutting through ‘buttah’ when used for squash. It’s sort of scary sharp but it sure made quick work of these veggies! I added the vegetables to chicken broth and some caramelized onions in a crockpot and like magic…in the morning I had soup!
I used my new favorite magic wand kitchen tool to blend everything together and make a smooth soup and then seasoned with more salt, pepper and the Lodo Red Adobo to taste. I like a fair amount; just add enough for your taste. This Butternut Squash, Potato and Roasted Pepper Soup is perfect for fall and it’s a bonus that you can make it in a slow cooker!
I garnished the soup with some sour cream, avocado and a spoonful of grilled onions topped with a sprinkling of some more of the spice and served it with cornbread. Seriously perfect for a cool fall evening…or all winter long!
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Butternut Squash, Potato and Roasted Pepper Soup
- 4 Anaheim or Poblano Peppers
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 2 med onions chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 butternut squash peeled and cubed
- 4 Yukon Gold potatoes medium size
- 2 - 32 oz containers of chicken or vegetable stock
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ - 1 tsp ground adobo pepper or cayenne
- 2 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Sour cream avocado and grilled onions to garnish
- Preheat the broiler. Place the peppers under the heated broiler and cook them until the skin has turned dark brown; about 5 minutes per side. Watch closely.
- Remove the pepper and place into a paper bag, close the bag until they feel warm to the touch; about 5 minutes.
- Remove them from the bag and peel off the skin, remove the stem and remove the seeds if desired.
- Chop into large chunks and set aside.
- Melt the butter and olive oil in a medium size skillet. Add the chopped onions and cook on medium heat until translucent and nicely browned, 15-20 minutes. Do not cook too fast.
- Add the minced garlic in the last minute of cooking the onions and watch carefully; it should get cooked to a slight brown but no more...it can easily become bitter.
- Put the squash, potatoes, peppers and half of the onions into a crockpot with the stock, cumin, Lodo Red Adobo, salt and pepper.
- Cook on high heat for 4 hours or overnight on the lowest heat.
- Use a stick blender or regular blender to blend all of the ingredients together; return the soup to the pot.
- Season with salt, pepper and more of the Lodo Red Adobo if required.
- Add the rest of the grilled onions, holding out a couple of spoonfuls for garnish.
- Serve and garnish with sour cream, avocado, onion and sprinkle with the red pepper.
Product was provided to me from Savory Spice Shop however all commentary is my own.
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I am so glad you are posting all of these soups. Autumn – and the rainy part of it – has arrived full force and I’ve been serving ready-made soups. I should definitely start making homemade and yours are spectacular. And weirdly enough this is the first year ever that I’ve actually seen butternut squash on the market in France. So what perfect timing!
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I love a simple tomato soup, very soothing.
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My favorite soup is a vegeterian chili. I’m not a huge bean-person, but I do love that recipe.
I think my favorite soup would have to be potato-leek.
Though…pumpkin/butternut squash is a close second. And lentil.
What can I say, I love soup and soup season!
I love soup season and have so many favorites … but one of them is my vegetarian tortilla soup. http://ahalfbakedlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/finding-my-tribe-vegetarian-tortilla.html … though we’ve also been eating a lot of this lately (sausage with white bean and chard/kale): http://ahalfbakedlife.blogspot.com/2010/10/making-of-blog-making-of-me-and-making.html ! Thanks for this delicious looking recipe!
It is cold in our area too. I’ve been craving lots and lots of soup. My favorite soup of the moment is my Sausage, Bean and Spinach Soup: http://laphemmephoodie.com/2011/01/soup.html
Barbara – this is my kind of soup!! I love a bit of heat and those poblanos would be perfect. Just gorgeous!
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My favorite soup is potato soup. It’s quick, easy, tasty, and filling.
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This looks AMAZING and I have six butternut squash in my garage, crying out to be cooked. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
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For me, nothing beats a creay tomato soup on a cold winter day.
I love butternut squash soup – I make mine with Granny Smith apples as a thickener but I’d like to make this version as well. Sounds yummy!
This soup looks amazing!! butternut squash is easily one of my favorites!
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I love soups! My fav of all though is chili!!!!
Favorite soup = Chicken & homemade duplings. It makes you feel good
That looks so good. I make a butternut soup as well, but I am trying this one, I like the kick this one has.
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Barb, first off, the soup looks amazing! I absolutely love the garnish, too! I so wanted a ripe avocado for our chili last night, but not meant to be. They were all very green and hard as rocks.
Second, the packaging for the spices, with the bay and cinnamon and other goodies? FABULOUS! I just love that! Thanks for the chance to win some!
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Roasted Cauliflower Soup would be my first choice!
The soup sound wonderful for in front of the fire. And the spice selection—-as I have already used most of them and given a selection as presents, I would love to try those that I have not.
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My favorite soup is New England Clam Chowder…but I also have not met a bisque of any kind that I didn’t love! I’ve not ventured into the world of making soup, but this winter, I think I will. I might start with this one!
I love soup…there are so many favorites. My mom’s potatoe soup, split pea soup, plain ole tomato soup and tomato basil,..ham and bean soup, tortilla soup, pumpkin bisque. There are too many to mention, actually.
My favorite soup has always been split pea soup. Oh sure, I may wander over to chicken tortilla soup, or potato with bacon, or even Italian Wedding, but split pea will always be number one for me.
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This soup looks delicious- I love anything with poblanos! And this spice shop sounds incredible! One of my favorite soups is Coconut Curry Soup! http://satisfymysweettooth.com/2011/06/14/coconut-curry-soup/
My favorite soup is a Garlic Zucchini Soup that my kids SWEAR is alfredo soup. It is great with pepperoni subs!
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That soup looks so yummy. I will be making this next week for sure. It’s hard to say which soup is my favorite because homemade soup is my favorite thing to eat. But, I will have to say beef vegetable or my version of chicken tortilla soup are my very favorite. I love using herbs and spices. Hoping I win. I wish they had a shop closer to Brighton.
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Thank you for posting this recipe. I too receive a weekly CSA box of produce and have some poblano peppers I need to do something with and this is perfect. Fall hit Seattle today and the soup recipes are coming out.
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Now I wish I had bought that cubed and peeled squash at Costco this week! next time for sure, this looks wonderfully delicious. I haven’t heard of the spice store in Littleton but sounds like I’d love it.
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My favorite soup is an eggplant and tomato bisque. Here’s a link to an old recipe on my site – http://www.culicurious.com/from-my-kitchen-tomato-eggplant-bisque/
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I love beef stew. Nothing seems like spell winter more than that.
My favorite soup is butternut squash flavored with onions and apple. Topped with fried sage and seasoned breadcrumbs.
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this soup sounds fantastic – I love the flavors you’ve used.
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Oh wow, I didn’t know they have butternut squash already peeled and cubed at Costco… I’ll be on the lookout for that! I love that you made this spicy btw!
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Butternut squash soup is one of my favorites! I love your anaheim pepper addition.
With this kind of weather soup is definitely the order of the day. I love all these flavors as well as Savory Spice Shop. Count me out of the giveaway as my spice cabinet is bulging, but I will try your recipe.
I love a good spice shop! Stepping inside feels so warm and homey! I wish I had one close to where I live. Ordering off the internet just isn’t the same 🙁
Your soup looks super delicious. Love how you added the avocado and grilled onions to garnish! It warms my tummy just looking at it!
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These are my kind of ingredients and flavors. So perfect for fall!
Nice soup! We eat soup all the time – one of our favorite meals when the weather turns cool. I haven’t don’t a squash soup in forever, but I should, because they’re so nice. Love the flavors you have in yours! Anything with a bit of spice gets my attention. I’m not actually sure what my fav soup is – really, whatever I’m eating. I guess my fav warm weather soup would be gazpacho, and fav cold weather soup is a Tuscan Bean soup that includes pinto beans, lentils, and split peas. Good stuff – thanks.