Monday I brought you homemade Sourdough Bread Bowls for National Homemade Bread Day tomorrow and today I have a delicious Roasted Tomato Squash Soup to fill them with! Of course a bread bowl is not required to enjoy this delicious soup.
With winter upon us, maybe technically it isn’t but it’s snowed a couple of times here already and the temps say it’s winter, I’m all about comfort food. Soup is definitely in season when temps get cooler. When I think back to my childhood my mom always made big batches of soup, enough to feed an army. Only it was only me, my brother, and my parents so we had leftovers. Or as my mom refers to them, planned overs. I’ve come to realize I do the same thing, I always make big batches of soup and we eat it for a few days. I like to switch it up though adding rice, or another veggie, beans, ect to makeover the soup so it isn’t the same. I do the same thing for chili. I make a huge batch of veggie chili and we eat a bowl the first night, then maybe over baked sweet potatoes, maybe with chips and guac, baked into peppers, it all depends on what we have and how bored I’m getting. There are some soups I could eat for days.
When thinking about what soup to fill our Sourdough Bread Bowls with I wanted a vegetable soup, something creamy, and no noodles or rice since we had the bread. Classic tomato soup fits the bill perfectly! Switching it up, cutting out the traditional cream this soup is thickened with squash! Which means more good for you nutrition! I used acorn squash as I made a version with butternut squash couple weeks ago with the last of our tomatoes and butternut from the garden. This time I was using up the acorn squash from the garden, although we still have 3 more to use up. I guess I’ll just have to roast one up with some coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, and cinnamon like my mom use to make, well she used butter and brown sugar. Having a large red pepper to use up I also roasted that up and added it, it’s optional but I love the flavor of roasted red peppers. Rosemary is also in season and we had a lot of that left from our herb garden, surprising as it’s probably S’s favorite herb followed closely or tied with mint, basil, and lavender depending on the day.
Like I said you don’t need to have bread bowls to enjoy this soup. It will be on repeat in our house on snow days I’m sure with or without sourdough because there is no better way to warm up after playing in the snow then hot cocoa or soup! I think back the Campbell’s Soup that was always on tv grown up where the snowman sips soup and melts and there’s a kid inside.
As I said I’m craving all the soups right now, and comfort foods, do you have a favorite soup or one you grew up on? There are a couple I grew up on but don’t like and wouldn’t eat now days and my family isn’t interested in them either, like a pepperoni soup (like vegetable soup with tomatoes and pepperoni). They love classics though like wild rice and last year started making kitchai as the whole family loved it but I might have overdone it making it a lot. The girls aren’t huge tomato soup fans so I need more options.Roasted Tomato Squash Soup, healthy comfort food to warm you up! #healthyrecipe Click To Tweet
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