Roasted Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

Updated: Apr 22




INGREDIENTS: 1 small pie pumpkin

2 medium sized sweet potatoes

1/4 cup avocado oil

4 tablespoons butter

1 yellow onion, diced

6-8 cloves garlic, minced

32 ounces broth (vegetable or chicken bone broth)

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1 1/2 teaspoons dried ginger

1 teaspoon nutmeg

cajun seasoning, to taste

red pepper flakes, to taste

1/4 cup half and half, optional

sun dried tomatoes, optional (for garnish)

crispy sage leaves, optional (for garnish) SEE NOTES

crispy prosciutto, optional (for garnish) SEE NOTES


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, cut the pumpkin in half and thoroughly clean out the seeds and stringy insides. Use a fork to poke holes all over the sweet potatoes. Coat everything in the avocado oil, place the pumpkin with the fleshy inside face down and bake for 35-45 minutes; until soft. Remove and let cool slightly.

  2. In a soup pot, melt the butter and add the onions. Saute on medium heat for about 25 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for another 3 minutes.

  3. Remove the skins from the potatoes and pumpkin, add to the pot. Use a fork or a potato masher to slightly mash them. Pour in the broth of choice and season. Bring this to a low boil and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. Stir in the half and half. Serve!

NOTES:

  1. To make the crispy sage leaves: add a little olive or avocado oil to a skillet; let it get hot. Place the leaves in and fry on both sides (total of about 5 minutes on medium heat), Remove and let drain on paper towels. If they don't crisp up; you can fry them a little longer.

  2. To make the crispy prosciutto: Place in a clean skillet on medium low heat, fry until it begins to darken and flip. Do this on both sides and remove from the heat. Drain on a paper towel if necessary. I find it easier to cook prosciutto on a low heat rather than a high heat to avoid it burning and sticking to the pan.


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