Roasted Acorn Squash Soup with Parmesan and Crispy Sage Recipe

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup with Parmesan and Crispy Sage Recipe

  • Makes: 6-8 Servings
  • Ready In: 60 mins
  • Prep Time: 15-20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45-50 mins

Dark green, yellow, or gold acorn squash are among winter’s best vegetables, with their sweet, rich, nutty flavor. This comforting soup can start off a holiday meal or be served on its own on a cold winter evening.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 185
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 494mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 2g


  1. 3 pounds acorn squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
    Salt to taste
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    1 carrot, roughly chopped
    1 rib celery, roughly chopped
    1 leek (white part only), roughly chopped
    1/2 medium white or yellow onion, roughly chopped
    6 cups chicken broth
    1/4 teaspoon white pepper
    1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    12 fresh sage leaves
    Parmesan cheese, for garnish


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
    2. Place the squash onto the baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until soft. Set aside.
    3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the carrot, celery, leek, and onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent. Add the broth and cook for 30 to 35 minutes, uncovered, until the carrots are soft. Add the squash and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the white pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
    4. Transfer the soup to a blender and puree in batches if necessary, then return the pureed soup to the pot. Or, use an immersion blender and puree the soup in the pot.
    5. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the sage leaves and fry until the leaves turn dark green, about 2 minutes. Serve hot, garnished with crispy sage leaves and a sprinkling of Parmesan.

Anna Getty

Anna Getty is a mother of two, chef, environmental advocate, green living educator and the founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month. She has penned two books including I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas and Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic.

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