Recently I went to a beautiful wedding outside of Austin Texas. The venue, the decor, and the ridiculously phenomenal rehearsal dinner food will not soon be forgotten. One item in particular, the squash and ginger soup in adorable Moroccan shot glasses, has stuck with me since the event. The weather is turning colder and getting darker earlier here in Ohio so what better time than now to try to recreate this soup?
I looked all over Google and Pinterest for inspiration and found plenty of great looking recipes that only addressed one squash, or squash and apple or pear or carrot. So, I took the general idea of these recipes and made the most squash-tastic soup of my wildest dreams. I figured if people are making seis leches cakes then I can up the game as well and make four squash soup (five if you include pumpkin seeds). Roasting the squash before adding them to the soup makes them incredibly creamy and really caramelizes the flavors. I tried to keep this recipe as user friendly as possible. Besides using a giant knife to cut open the squash initially, which is really just amazing stress relief, there are no more knife skills needed. If you want to you can even buy pre-minced garlic and ginger. Easy peasy for those nights you want something healthy and packed with flavor. This is largely a set and forget recipe. It is in the oven for 30 minutes and then on the stove top for 20. If you play your cards right that is either one or two Netflix episodes.
I used the spaghetti squash as noodles which added a fun twist but if you aren’t feeling that, go ahead and add them near the end and blend with the other squash. I did not have sage on hand but if you do this would be an awesome addition as well. Just a handful pulled apart and added in when you add the thyme. Finally and unfortunately, I dug in so quickly after adding the pumpkin seeds on top that I did not get a proper photo. My pumpkin seeds were pre-made from Trader Joe’s but if you have time I would definitely suggest roasting your own.
I cannot wait for you to try this soup and I hope you enjoy it!