Crockpot Autumn Soup

Butternut Squash is one of those veggies that’s synonymous with Fall. Cooked and blended with roasted Pure Flavor® Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, this decadent soup is just the thing that will warm your heart and your body during these cold months. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, sweet peppers can also help protect your heart and immune system!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Pure Flavor® Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 6 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large honey crisp apple, cut into large chunks
  • 6-8 fresh sage leaves
  • 14oz coconut milk
  • Garnish options: pumpkin seeds, coconut cream, pomegranate arils, chopped apples, cinnamon, Christmas Salsa
  • Recipe

    Preheat the oven to 450°F. Add the mini sweet peppers to a sheet pan, toss with olive oil and roast for 20 minutes. Once cooked, remove the stem and seeds from the peppers. To a 6 quart or larger Crockpot, add broth and seasonings and whisk until combined. Add butternut squash, onion, apple, prepared roasted peppers and sage. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours, until the squash and apples are fork-tender. Puree the soup with the coconut milk by either using an immersion blender inside the Crockpot or carefully transferring it to a food processor or blender. Purée in batches if needed. Return the soup to the Crockpot or saucepan and adjust seasonings as desired. If slightly bitter, whisk in 1-2 teaspoons of granulated sugar or brown sugar. Serve hot with your favorite toppings.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 1 cup no toppings (makes approximately 12): 136 calories, 2.5g protein, 18g carbohydrates, 6g fat

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    Butternut Squash is one of those veggies that’s synonymous with Fall. Cooked and blended with roasted Pure Flavor® Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, this decadent soup is just the thing that will warm your heart and your body during these cold months. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, sweet peppers can also help protect your heart and immune system!