I have no acorn squash soup recipes in my healthy recipes collection, but every fall I see mounds of these large green squash for sale. They intrigue me. I bought them last year and baked them with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. I was not a big fan because I don’t love sweets. I bought two this year and they waited patiently in my refrigerator for inspiration to hit.
Since the weather turned cold and rainy, I decided a new healthy soup recipe, or stew recipe was in order. I had the squash, some kale that I had cleaned already, and a few other vegetables I needed to clean out of my refrigerator. I usually try to make a pot of soup each Monday to use up my remaining produce before shopping, to use for my Monday night meal, and for several days of lunch leftovers. Simple, cheap, thrifty, and a healthy diet habit to practice weekly!
This acorn squash soup turned out great, although I am unsure if it should be called a soup or a stew. It was thick and you would never know that it was a creation to clean out my refrigerator. The jalapeno gave it the zip to bring it to extraordinary. You could vary it to suit your tastes. This will be one of my go to healthy recipes for fall season. I paired it with a piece of rustic bread, and half of a large organic apple for dessert. It was a happy meal!
Substitute beans for the sausage, if you want the meal to be vegetarian/vegan, or use both. I would use small white beans, but your choice.
Add black rice. You would need to cook it first because it takes longer to cook than the soup. I usually cook a massive pot and freeze it in small portions.
Substitute in any other vegetables that you think would work. I think peas would work well. Use a small bag of petite peas.
We add no salt to our cooking for health reasons, but a little salt would work.
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