Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage for a Lighter #SundaySupper

 

Roasted Butternut Soup with Chicken Sausage

With the holidays coming up I think all of us start thinking about food.  And many of us indulge (quite a bit even) in delicious, not so healthy foods at this time of year.  That’s why at SundaySupper this week we want to give you some healthier DELICIOUS options to put on your menu this season.  That way you can indulge in DELICIOUS food – and feel great at the same time!  Thanks so much to Kathia from Basic N Delicious for hosting this week’s event!   Be sure to hop over and check out her Peanut Butter Coconut Mini Bars!  And don’t miss any of the other delicious – lighter recipes listed below!

Butternut squash is delicious and healthy.  I decided to lighten this soup up from the original recipe I adapted it from which calls for regular Italian sausage and pasta (see link below – in recipe).  I omitted the pasta (add some if you need or want the carbs) because I didn’t feel it was needed in this delicious soup, and I substituted lower fat chicken sausage, which is so scrumptious too!  And who can resist kale?  It’s totally the IN leafy veg to use these days.  If you can resist it, feel free to replace it with spinach, or your favorite leafy green.   If you prefer this as a meatless or vegetarian meal, omit the sausage and use veggie broth instead of the chicken and VIOLA – you have a delicious vegetarian soup!

Unlike many butternut squash soup, this is a chunky version, with pieces of squash and sausage in the soup – makes for a very hearty soup!

You could serve this up for a soup course at Thanksgiving, a delicious lunch, or even a light dinner anytime during the holidays!  And right now winter squash like butternut is very economical!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage
Serves 10
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 butternut squash (cut in half, seeds and pulp removed, seeds reserved.
  2. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  3. salt & pepper
  4. sprinkle garlic powder
  5. 1 lb. chicken sausage (precooked, your choice of flavor)
  6. 4 c. chicken broth
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  8. 1 small onion, diced
  9. 3-4 stalks celery, sliced
  10. 16 oz. tomato sauce
  11. 1 tsp. sage
  12. 1/2 tsp. basil
  13. 1/2 tsp. thyme
  14. 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  15. 12 oz. kale
  16. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
  2. Rinse reserved butternut squash seeds well and place them in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle butternut squash halves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. pepper and garlic powder, and add some olive oil salt, pepper and garlic powder to the bowl with the seeds. Stir the seeds to coat with oil and seasoning. Place butternut squash halves, flesh sides down, on a baking sheet. Use a fork to poke several holes in the butternut squash. Place seeds on a smaller pan or on a small piece of heavy duty aluminum foil with the sides folded up (to make a mini-baking sheet out of foil).
  4. Bake for 40 minutes.
  5. While squash is baking, saute onion, celery and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until translucent. Slice chicken sausage and add to skillet and continue cooking until sausage is lightly browned.
  6. Add a cup of chicken broth to skillet to deglaze.
  7. In a large stock pot combine the remaining chicken broth, tomato sauce, sage and the finish roasting.
  8. When squash and seeds are finished, set seeds aside and cut lines into squash to make hash marks. Remove pieces by scooping them out of the skin and add to soup base.
  9. Raise the tempature to medium high and bring to a boil.
  10. Reduce the soup to a simmer and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  11. Chop kale into small pieces and add to the soup.
  12. Stir kale into soup and continue to cook until kale is wilted (about 2-3 minutes).
  13. Taste soup and add salt and pepper to taste (you may also add more cayenne if you prefer it spicy).
  14. Serve in bowls and sprinkle a small amount of roasted seeds into each, if desired.
Adapted from allrecipes.com
Adapted from allrecipes.com
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This soup was so think and hearty my daughter said it should be called a stew.  It was also very filling.  Hubby didn’t like the roasted seeds on top, but the rest of us did!  They are certainly optional – serve them along side and allow each guest to choose whether they want some.

Here are all of the lighter holiday dishes I promised:
Drinks

Appetizer or starter

Main Dishes

Side Dishes

Desserts

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25 thoughts on “Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage for a Lighter #SundaySupper

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  3. I love butternut squash! thanks for a great new soup recipe!

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  5. Butternut squash soup is such a perfect lighter dish for the season! One of my faves!

  6. This would be perfect to warm up with this winter!

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  8. Soup is definitely an underrated part of holiday dinners. I would totally serve this at mine, I love roasted butternut squash!

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  11. All of the ingredients in this make is a huge winner in my book!

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  14. I love everything about this soup…the spices, the sausage. SO yummy!

  15. YUM – I love soup on a winter afternoon. Does it freeze well?

  16. Another vote for chicken sausage plus butternut squash!

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  19. I agree with Kathia, love chicken sausage and pairing it with butternut squash would be so good!

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  25. Chicken sausage is my favorite, I love to make different dishes with it, and this is a great light option for the holidays.

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