Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup #SundaySupper

Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup tastes great on cold winter day. Skip the cream and enjoy a lighter version that is smooth and naturally creamy.

This week Sunday Supper sheds the calories, extra fat and resolves to eat light. Thanks T.R. from Gluten Free Crumbley for hosting this event!

Many of us resolve to eat lighter, but what does that mean?

More salads? Depending what toppings those tossed salads include, you could be making less than lighter meals. Rich dressings, fatty meats like bacon (delicious yes I know, still…), nuts, sweetened dried fruit, and buttery croutons can contribute to defeating your goal.
Remember all things in moderation.

Soup recipes hide all kinds of hidden calories. These are things we don’t think about. Butter in the roux, heavy cream instead of milk, meat based broth not labeled non-fat or low-fat, even beet sugar in some flavor enhancers for stews.

Remember all things in moderation.
Read labels. Today’s food labels are more informative than ever.

Eating lighter doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor.

Here’s a breakdown of my changes to my recipe for Butternut Squash Soup.

I recommend adding new spices to your dishes. I’m not a chilihead or fan of spicy, hot dishes. A dash of heat is good. White pepper worked perfectly for this soup. A little coriander and allspice added warm undertones.

Introducing different vegetables to your classic soup recipes can be just the change it needs.
I added roasted red peppers to my butternut squash soup on a whim. I sneak pureed veggies into soups as thickeners a lot. Bits of red pepper added texture as well as color.

Ditch the cream. As much as I love cream in soup, this recipe didn’t really need the extra calories. If you miss the dairy aspect, try adding a dollop of plain yogurt to your bowl.

Here is the finished version. What spices would you add to switch this soup up a bit and still keep it light?

Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup close up

5.0 from 3 reviews
Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • 4 cups roasted butternut squash
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 cup vegetable or non-fat chicken broth
  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon coriander
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • salt to taste
  1. Place squash, red peppers and broth in a 2-quart or larger saucepan. Puree with an immersion blender or puree in standard blender before adding to saucepan.
  2. Stir in spices, adjust as need to taste .Heat over low-medium heat until thoroughly heated.
  3. serve alone or with a dollop of plain non-fat yogurt.

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56 Responses to Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup #SundaySupper

  1. T.R. says:

    Thank you for sharing this week! I love how simple yet beautiful this dish is!
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  2. Renee says:

    Nice soup Cindy! This will be on my winter soup making list.
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  9. Katie says:

    I do love a good bowl of soup! I always try to be careful of the sodium levels in broth when I buy cartons…they can be big salt bombs depending on the brand! I’ve gotten in the habit of buying low sodium or no sodium…and then adding as needed to taste!
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  14. I can’t get enough butternut squash soup and will happily add this to my recipe collection. Love the change up by adding the red peppers! Love the spices you added as well, they can change a dish in an instant! Love it :)
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  22. Sarah says:

    This would be amazing on a dreary day like today!
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  23. Gorgeous, smooth, and creamy. I want to slurp a big bowl of this up right now!!
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  24. Shaina says:

    Great color! I love those flecks of red pepper throughout the soup. This sounds super yummy.
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  25. Christie - says:

    Love the coriander and allspice in this soup. It is a warm bowl of comfort.
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  26. Such a pretty colored soup! My husband loves butternut squash and I love roasted red peppers. This is definitely one to try.
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  27. This is a beautiful and lighter soup to warm the stomach and the soul!
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  29. Christine says:

    You have managed to combine two of my favorite soups into one! This looks so great for the new year!
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  31. I love roasted red peppers. This soup would make my day!
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  32. Ala says:

    This looks exactly like the kind of soup I love making and enjoying on a cold day–granted, it’s still 50-some or 60-some degrees out here, so I can’t complain, but soup makes me a much happier camper!
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  33. Pureed vegetable soups are one of my favorite ways to eat a little healthier! They somehow always taste creamy without any cream.
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  34. Healthy homemade soups are the best! The vibrant color of this is so inviting!
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  35. I love your lighter version soup. I might be inclined to add a bit of chipotle pepper to up the heat but otherwise I am good to go!
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  36. Such a perfect soup for a cold winter day!
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  39. What a beautiful soup! I love butternut squash soups!
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  40. Stacy says:

    We are definitely chiliheads at our house so we’d add extra heat but otherwise your soup looks perfect, Cindy!
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  43. Doug says:

    Great advice on ditching the cream to avoid calories – yogurt is a great substitute – especially greek yogurt. Thanks for the recipe.
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